Caesar and Cleopatra (1945)

Caesar and Cleopatra

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George Bernard Shaw adapted his own play for the screen in this blithe film version of the romance between Caesar (Claude Rains) and Cleopatra (Vivien Leigh). Shaw's Caesar and Cleopatra are merely Henry Higgins and Eliza Doolittle cast back into ancient times with Caesar doting with admiration and burgeoning love upon Cleopatra and expostulating, "You have been growing up since the Sphinx introduced us the other night." The story is a simple one concerning Caesar instructing Cleopatra on how to … More

Rating: Unrated
Genre: Drama, Classics, Comedy
Directed By:
Written By: Marjorie Deans, George Bernard Shaw
In Theaters:
On DVD: Mar 9, 2010
Runtime:

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Cast


as Julius Caesar

as Cleopatra

as Apollodorus

as Ftatateeta

as Theodotus

as Britannus

as Lucius Septimus

as Theodotus

as Charmian

as Belzanor

as Quayside Centurion

as Wounded Centurion

as Major Domo

as Bel Affiris

as Persian

as Vociferous Boatman

as Lazy Porter

as 2nd Porter

as Quayside Sentinel

as Auxiliary Roman Sent...

as Auxiliary Roman Sent...

as Auxiliary Roman Sent...

as 1st Nobleman

as 2nd Nobleman

as Longboat Centurion

as Guardsman

as Special Roman Centur...

as A.D.C. to Achillas

as Nubian Slave

as Roman Tax Officer

as High Priest

as Palace Official

as Palace Official

as Assistant Palace Off...

as Harpist

as Harpist's Master

as Mithridates

as A.D.C. to Mithridate...

as Cleopatra's Attendan...

as Major Domo's Attenda...

as Angry Boatman

as Singing Boatman

as Special Roman Office...

as Special Roman Office...

as Special Roman Office...

as Special Roman Office...

as Special Roman Office...

as Lady-in-Waiting

as Lady-in-Waiting

as Lady-in-Waiting

as Lady-in-Waiting

as Lady-in-Waiting

as Lady-in-Waiting

as Lady-in-Waiting

as Lady-in-Waiting

as Lady-in-Waiting

as Vociferous Boatman

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as Other Ladies-in-Wait...

as Other Ladies-in-Wait...

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as Other Ladies-in-Wait...

as Other Ladies-in-Wait...

as Other Ladies-in-Wait...

as Egyptian Lady

as Egyptian Lady

as Egyptian Lady

as Councillor

as Councillor

as Councillor

as Councillor

as Councillor

as Councillor

as Councillor

as Councillor

as Councillor

as Councillor

as Councillor

as Colored Fan Girl

as Colored Fan Girl

as Colored Fan Girl

as Ethiopian Prince

as Ethiopian Prince

as Bucinator
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Critic Reviews for Caesar and Cleopatra

All Critics (4) | Top Critics (1)

Full Review… | February 23, 2012
Variety
Top Critic

Inexcusably dull in parts, while in other parts capturing some of Shaw's sharp wit.

Full Review… | July 20, 2011
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

An uneven version of George Bernard Shaw's witty play, starring Vivien Leigh and Claude Rains

Full Review… | April 9, 2011
EmanuelLevy.Com

... a plodding, stagebound production that fails to find a visual complement to Shaw's words and scenes...

Full Review… | March 25, 2010
Seanax.com

Audience Reviews for Caesar and Cleopatra

½

Claude Rains downplays the "Caesar, Furious Worldbeater" reputation here, and rather accents a gentle father chiding his errant child allure as the most famous Roman meets the most famous Egyptian (Vivian Leigh), who is only a child of 13 at first meeting. Bernard Shaw's script then entertainingly (curiously, too) highlights the father - daughter dynamics in this most lush of British productions, most forgotten of the Cleopatra portrayals, and inconsiderately so. It is better than you might think, and veddy British as well.

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Kevin M. Williams

Super Reviewer

Vivien Leigh is my favortie female actor easy and Gone with the Wind is one of my all time favorites. It's underrated and very overlooked.

Brilliantly casted, well-shot, and beautifully written. It only falls short of being slow most times and the ending wasn't that good.

Nice music and costumes and sets, Vivien Leigh is amazing as always!

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Keiko Aya

Super Reviewer

slower then molasses

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jay nixon

Super Reviewer

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