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Caesar and Cleopatra (11-Dec-1945)

Director: Gabriel Pascal

Writer: George Bernard Shaw

From a play: Caesar and Cleopatra by George Bernard Shaw

Music Composed by: Georges Auric

Producer: Gabriel Pascal

Keywords: Drama, Ancient Egypt, Ancient Rome

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Renée Asherson
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Felix Aylmer
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Leo Genn
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Stewart Granger
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Stanley Holloway
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1-Oct-1890 30-Jan-1982 Passport to Pimlico
John Laurie
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Vivien Leigh
Actor
5-Nov-1913 8-Jul-1967 Gone With The Wind
Cecil Parker
Actor
3-Sep-1897 20-Apr-1971 The Ladykillers
Claude Rains
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10-Nov-1889 30-May-1967 The Invisible Man
Michael Rennie
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Flora Robson
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Jean Simmons
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Francis L. Sullivan
Actor
6-Jan-1903 19-Nov-1956 Great Expectations
Basil Sydney
Actor
23-Apr-1894 10-Jan-1968 English stage actor
Ernest Thesiger
Actor
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CAST

Vivien Leigh   ...   Cleopatra
Claude Rains   ...   Caesar
with
Stewart Granger   ...   Apollodorus
and
Flora Robson   ...   Ftatateeta
Francis L. Sullivan   ...   Pothinus
Basil Sydney   ...   Rufio
Cecil Parker   ...   Britannus
Ernest Thesiger   ...   Theodotus
Michael Rennie   ...   1st Centurion
Antony Eustrel   ...   Achillas
Robert Adams   ...   Nubian Slave
Raymond Lovell   ...   Lucius Septimus
Olga Edwardes   ...   Cleopatra's Lady Attendant
Stanley Holloway   ...   Belzanor
Esme Percy   ...   Major Domo
Alan Wheatley   ...   Persian
Leo Genn   ...   Bel Affris
Anthony Harvey   ...   Ptolemy
Harda Swanhilde   ...   Cleopatra's Lady Attendant
James McKechnie   ...   2nd Centurion
Anthony Holles   ...   Boatman
Charles Victor   ...   1st Porter
Ronald Shiner   ...   2nd Porter
John Bryning   ...   Sentinel
John Laurie   ...   1st Auxiliary Sentinel
Charles Rolfe   ...   2nd Auxiliary Sentinel
Felix Aylmer   ...   1st Nobleman
Ivor Barnard   ...   2nd Nobleman
Valentine Dyall   ...   1st Guardsman
Charles Deane   ...   2nd Guardsman
Notable uncredited roles
Jean Simmons   ...   Harpist

REVIEWS

Review by anonymous (posted on 21-Oct-2006)

This is not history, this is the film version of George Bernard Shaw's play and it is both glorious fun and a melancholy evocation of the legendary title characters. These figures could not have been as charming as Shaw, Pascal, Rains and Leigh make them, but what they make of them is engaging and unforgettable. Even though seen on a blurry television broadcast, the color in this production is rich and helps to create mood. A good DVD version would be magnificent. This is old-style moviemaking, shot not on location but on what are obviously studio sets, but who cares? The characterizations are fresh and surprizing; this is one of movies that Claude Rains should be known for.


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