Cleopatra (1934)





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Movie Info

In this film, Queen Cleopatra uses her feminine wiles to become sole ruler of Egypt. By turns kittenish and cold-blooded, Cleopatra wraps such otherwise responsible Roman worthies as Julius Caesar and Marc Antony around her well-manicured little finger.

Rating: Unrated
Genre: Drama, Classics
Directed By:
Written By: Bartlett Cormack, Waldemar Young, Vincent Lawrence
In Theaters:
On DVD: May 23, 2006
Paramount Pictures



as Cleopatra

as Julius Caesar

as Marc Antony

as King Herod

as Octavian

as Calpurnia

as Enobarbus

as Cassius

as Brutus

as Pothinos

as Apollodorus

as Octavia

as The Soothsayer

as Lady Vesta

as Lepidus

as Lady Flora

as Court physician

as Gen. Achillas

as Courier

as Murderer

as Roman Greeting Anton...

as Roman greeting Anton...

as Onlooker at processi...

as Gen. Philodemas
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Critic Reviews for Cleopatra

All Critics (14) | Top Critics (5)

Full Review… | March 26, 2009
Top Critic

Full Review… | June 24, 2006
Time Out
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Full Review… | March 25, 2006
New York Times
Top Critic

Full Review… | January 1, 2000
Chicago Reader
Top Critic

Full Review… | January 1, 2000
Chicago Reader
Top Critic

... DeMille's lavish but stilted film... is all production value and no style.

Full Review… | April 9, 2009
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Audience Reviews for Cleopatra

For a DeMille pageant film this one is not too over the top with Claudette suitably seductive in the lead although the 1930's eyebrows are a distraction. The production design and costumes are the real attraction here. Not a great film, not terrible but if you are looking for full on DeMille debaunchery cloaked in piety watch The Sign of the Cross instead.

jay nixon

Super Reviewer

For my money the best cinematic Cleo, baby, Cleo, and the reason is the sensuous, languorous smoky turn given by Claudette Colbert who, along with the ever conspicuous DeMille, conspire to seduce us into sublime and decadent oblivion ... and it doesn't seem as bad as my preacher says it is. Opulence that makes Liz come off as a frumpy housewife at a golf club social.

Kevin M. Williams

Super Reviewer

The only reason to watch this movie is for Colbert. Otherwise, it's just the same old story we've seen over and over in other movies about Cleopatra, nothing new.

Aj V

Super Reviewer

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