Caesar and Cleopatra (movie)

Caesar and Cleopatra ( original title: Caesar and Cleopatra) is a British film directed by Gabriel Pascal , released in 1945 .

Synopsis

In the st century BC. J.-C. , Julius Caesar , in pursuit of his rival Pompey , arrives in Egypt at the head of an army. Called to take sides in the rivalry between the Egyptian ruler and his younger sister, Cleopatra , he ended up making her the queen of Egypt.

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Technical sheet

  • Original title: Caesar and Cleopatra
  • Director and producer: Gabriel Pascal
  • Scenario: after a play in 1901 by George Bernard Shaw
  • Photography: Jack Cardiff , Jack Hildyard , Robert Krasker , Freddie Young and Edward Scaife (cameraman)
  • Costumes: Oliver Messel , assisted by Margaret Furse
  • Genre: Historical Movie
  • Duration: 122 minutes
  • Released: December 11, 1945

Distribution

  • Vivien Leigh : Cleopatra VII
  • Claude Rains : Caesar
  • Stewart Granger : Apollodorus
  • Flora Robson : Ftatateeta
  • Francis L. Sullivan : Potinus
  • Basil Sydney : Rufio
  • Cecil Parker : Britannus
  • Raymond Lovell : Lucius Septimus
  • Michael Rennie : Centurion Quayside
  • Jean Simmons : A harpist
  • Kay Kendall : A slave
  • John Laurie : first assistant-sentry
  • Ernest Thesiger : Theodotus

Not credited:

  • Roger Moore : A Roman soldier
  • Cathleen Nesbitt : An Egyptian

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