Cleopatra ( Cleopatra ) is a film by J. Gordon Edwards , released in 1917 . The film was long censored, and the last copies burned in a fire at the Fox. There are only a few fragments left today.
The story of Cleopatra, Queen of Egypt, and the romance linking her to Julius Caesar and Antony.
- A film by J. Gordon Edwards .
- American film, black and white, mute
- Photography: John W. Boyle , Rial Schellinger and George Schneiderman
- Duration: 125 minutes
- Genre: Drama / Peplum
- Producer: William Fox
- Theda Bara … Cleopatra
- Fritz Leiber … Julius Caesar
- Thurston Hall … Antoine
- Alan Roscoe … Pharon
- Herschel Mayall … Ventidius
- Dorothy Drake … Charmian
- Delle Duncan … Iras
- Henry De Vries … Octavian
- Art Acord … Kephren
- Hector Sarno … Messenger
- Genevieve Blinn … Octavia
Cleopatra was the most elaborate film of her time, with a budget of $ 500,000 and 2,000 employees.
Theda Bara appears in a large number of costumes, some of which are rather daring. A few years later when the Hays Code was imposed in Hollywood the film was considered too obscene to be broadcast.