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Cleopatra (1963)

G 248 min - Drama, History, Romance - 12 June 1963
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Historical epic. The triumphs and tragedy of the Egyptian queen, Cleopatra.The winner of four Oscars, this epic saga of love, greed and betrayal stars Elizabeth Taylor as the passionate and ambitious Egyptian queen who's determined to hold on to the throne and seduces the Roman emperor Julius Caesar (Rex Harrison). When Caesar is murdered, she redirects her attentions to his general, Marc Antony (Richard Burton), who vows to take power -- but Caesar's successor (Roddy McDowall) has other plans.

Stars:  Elizabeth Taylor, Richard Burton, Rex Harrison, Roddy McDowall, Martin Landau, Hume Cronyn, Andrew Keir, Kenneth Haigh, George Cole, Pamela Brown, Francesca Annis, Grégoire Aslan, John Doucette, Michael Hordern, John Hoyt, Carroll O'Connor, Andrew Faulds, Michael Gwynn, Peter Grant, Marne Maitland, Richard O'Sullivan, Gwen Watford, Douglas Wilmer, Marie Devereux

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Historical epic. The triumphs and tragedy of the Egyptian queen, Cleopatra.The winner of four Oscars, this epic saga of love, greed and betrayal stars Elizabeth Taylor as the passionate and ambitious Egyptian queen who's determined to hold on to the throne and seduces the Roman emperor Julius Caesar (Rex Harrison). When Caesar is murdered, she redirects her attentions to his general, Marc Antony (Richard Burton), who vows to take power -- but Caesar's successor (Roddy McDowall) has other plans.



Tagline: The motion picture the world has been waiting for!

Genres: Drama, History, Romance

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Country:   United Kingdom,   United States of America,   Switzerland
Language:  English, Portuguese
Release Date:  12 June 1963

Box Office

Budget:  $31,115,000
Revenue:  $71,000,000

Company Credits

Production Companies:  Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation, MCL Films S.A., Walwa Films S.A.

Technical Specs

Runtime:  4 h 08 min

Academy Award Nominations and Wins

ACTOR — Rex Harrison {“Julius Caesar”}
ART DIRECTION (Color) — Art Direction: John DeCuir, Jack Martin Smith, Hilyard Brown, Herman Blumenthal, Elven Webb, Maurice Pelling, Boris Juraga; Set Decoration: Walter M. Scott, Paul S. Fox, Ray Moyer – WON
CINEMATOGRAPHY (Color) — Leon Shamroy – WON
COSTUME DESIGN (Color) — Irene Sharaff, Vittorio Nino Novarese, Renie – WON
FILM EDITING — Dorothy Spencer
MUSIC (Music Score–substantially original) — Alex North
BEST PICTURE — Walter Wanger, Producer
SOUND — 20th Century-Fox Studio Sound Department, James P. Corcoran, Sound Director; and Todd-AO Sound Department, Fred Hynes, Sound Director
SPECIAL EFFECTS — Emil Kosa, Jr. – WON


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