Caesar and Cleopatra 1945

Caesar and Cleopatra

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The Roman conqueror Julius Caesar (Claude Rains) takes over the Egyptian city of Alexandria, and in so doing inherits a pressing problem: in accordance to with local custom, the beautiful young princess Cleopatra (Vivien Leigh) and her even younger brother Ptolemy (Anthony Harvey) have been married and are to rule the country together, despite their competing desires to rule alone. Caesar takes Cleopatra under his wing, mentoring her in the uses of political power.

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  • Sep 23, 2015
    Claude Rains is magnificent as Caesar . . . which is all that really matters.
    Alec B Super Reviewer
  • May 03, 2015
    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.
    Kevin M. W Super Reviewer
  • Mar 17, 2014
    Once upon a time, there was an Egyptian princess, Cleopatra(Vivien Leigh), who was in a fierce battle with her brother Ptolemy(Anthony Harvey) for the kingdom. Just before the Romans are about to arrive to start eating babies, Cleopatra wanders out into the desert to make a sacrifice at a sphinx where she meets Julius Caesar(Claude Rains) who makes a fine point not to believe everything she hears. However, he would like the Egyptian treasury opened to him. "Caesar and Cleopatra" starts well enough and continues on firm ground through its first act in dramatizing the life of human immortals as portrayed by living legends. That's supported by George Bernard Shaw's witty dialogue in smartly showing how empires extend their power. Just as much, there are some things that never change like sibling relations and the insanity of Egyptian politics, albeit under completely different circumstances. But after all of that promise, the movie sputters to a halt, just about the time when the usually reliable Stewart Granger shows up(not his fault, really). So, instead of thought provoking debates, we get lots of talk until everybody just decides to call it a day.
    Walter M Super Reviewer
  • Aug 12, 2011
    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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