Alexander the Great (movie, 1956)

Alexander the Great ( Alexander the Great ) is a movie American of 1956 , directed by Robert Rossen .

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Synopsis

Alexander was born and raised in Macedonia where he learned the trade of king. He thinks he’s descended from Achilles . He participates in the Battle of Chéronée . At the death of his father, he becomes king at 20 years old. A formidable warlord, Alexander the Great will seek to expand his empire beyond the limits of the known world. But, betrayed by his passions and his men, he who wished to be the equal of the gods ran as much for his fall as for his glory.

Technical sheet

  • Director and screenplay: Robert Rossen , assisted by Bernard Vorhaus
  • Production: Robert Rossen
  • Editing: Ralph Kemplen
  • Music: Mario Nascimbene
  • Sets: Andrej Andrejew
  • Costumes: David Ffolkes
  • Photography: Robert Krasker and Theodore J. Pahle (second team)
  • Country: United States – Spain
  • Format: Technicolor Color
  • Genre: Peplum
  • Duration: 141 minutes
  • Language: English
  • Release dates:
    •  United Kingdom :( London )
    •  United States :( New York )
    •  France :
    •  Spain :

Distribution

  • Richard Burton (VF: Jean-Claude Michel ) : Alexander the Great
  • Fredric March (VF: Jean Martinelli ) : Philip II of Macedonia
  • Claire Bloom (VF: Nadine Alari ) : Barsine
  • Danielle Darrieux ( Danielle Darrieux ) : Olympias
  • Barry Jones (VF: Raymond Rognoni ) : Aristotle
  • Harry Andrews (VF: John Marchat ) : Darius
  • Stanley Baker (VF: Jean-Henri Chambois ) : Attal
  • Peter Cushing (VF: Jean Berton ) : Memnon
  • Helmut Dantine (VF: Yves Furet ) : Nectanebo
  • Friedrich von Ledebur (credited Friedrich Ledebur): Antipater
  • Michael Hordern (VF: Jean Davy ) : Demosthenes
  • Niall MacGinnis (VF: Pierre Morin ) : Parmenion
  • Peter Wyngarde (VF: Marc Cassot ) : Pausanias
  • William Squire (VF: Gerald Castrix ) : Eschine
  • Teresa del Rio (VF: Martine Sarcey ) : Roxane , daughter of Darius
  • Ruben Rojo (VF: Hubert Noël ) : Philotas
  • Virgilio Texeira (VF: Jean-Louis Jemma ) : Ptolemy
  • Gustavo Rojo ( VF : Andre Falcon ) : Clitus
  • Marisa de Lesa ( VF : Nelly Benedetti ) : Eurydice
  • José Nieto : Spithridates
  • And the voices of:
    • Marc Valbel : Cousin of Darius
    • Jean Violette : the messenger
    • Georges Chamarat : a priest

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