Cleopatra (movie, 1917)

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.

Synopsis

The story of Cleopatra, Queen of Egypt, and the romance linking her to Julius Caesar and Antony.

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Technical sheet

  • A film by J. Gordon Edwards .
  • American film, black and white, mute
  • Photography: John W. Boyle , Rial Schellinger and George Schneiderman
  • 1917
  • Duration: 125 minutes
  • Genre: Drama / Peplum
  • Producer: William Fox

Distribution

Fragment of the film.
  • 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

Production

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Cleopatra was the most elaborate film of her time, with a budget of $ 500,000 and 2,000 employees.

Posterity

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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.

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