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      Caesar and Cleopatra

      Released Sep 6, 1946 2h 15m History Drama List
      80% Tomatometer 5 Reviews 55% Audience Score 500+ Ratings 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. Read More Read Less Watch on Prime Video Stream Now

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      Fannie Hurst Modern Screen All hail Claude Rains' imperial performance as Julius Caesar! Jun 15, 2023 Full Review Jack Moffitt Esquire Magazine Claude Rains in the role of Caesar, and Vivien Leigh, as Cleopatra, manage to present themselves at the same time as the embodiment of age-old intellectual forces and as fascinating individuals. Oct 21, 2020 Full Review Dennis Schwartz Dennis Schwartz Movie Reviews Inexcusably dull in parts, while in other parts capturing some of Shaw's sharp wit. Rated: B+ Jul 20, 2011 Full Review Emanuel Levy EmanuelLevy.Com An uneven version of George Bernard Shaw's witty play, starring Vivien Leigh and Claude Rains Rated: B- Apr 9, 2011 Full Review Sean Axmaker Seanax.com ... a plodding, stagebound production that fails to find a visual complement to Shaw's words and scenes... Mar 25, 2010 Full Review Read all reviews

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      Steve D It should have been great. These are two of the best stars of their age and yet the give some of their worst work in a really stagy adaptation. Rated 2 out of 5 stars 01/18/24 Full Review Alec B Claude Rains is magnificent as Caesar, which is all that really matters. Rated 4 out of 5 stars 12/13/23 Full Review Chun P The acting was laughable. Rated 0.5 out of 5 stars 09/27/23 Full Review jerry p Excellent production. It is very faithful to Bernard Shaw's idea of the Great Man as a mover and shaker of history. Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars 03/31/23 Full Review Audience Member Storyline was only OK, by todays standards. Vivien Leigh was shockingly poor - playing a (very) immature teem Cleopatra Rated 3 out of 5 stars 01/17/23 Full Review Audience Member Claude Rains is magnificent as Caesar, which is all that really matters. Rated 4 out of 5 stars 02/13/23 Full Review Read all reviews Post a rating

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      Synopsis 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.
      Director
      Gabriel Pascal
      Producer
      Gabriel Pascal
      Screenwriter
      George Bernard Shaw
      Distributor
      United Artists
      Production Co
      Independent Producers
      Genre
      History, Drama
      Original Language
      English (United Kingdom)
      Release Date (Theaters)
      Sep 6, 1946, Original
      Release Date (Streaming)
      Nov 19, 2016
      Runtime
      2h 15m
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