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    Unique ID Code: 0000034651
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    Added on: 28/5/2002 12:35
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    Caesar And Cleopatra (UK)

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    Days of magnificent adventure
    Certificate: U
    Running Time: 122 mins
    Retail Price: £15.99
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    Vivien Leigh is the young Cleopatra and Claude Rains is Julius Caesar in the spectacular 1945 version of George Bernard Shaw`s Caesar and Cleopatra. As Rome invades Egypt, Julius Caesar (Rains) stumbles across the young and unrefined princess Cleopatra (Leigh), sheltering in the Sphinx. Impressed by her spirit and intelligence, seduced by her charm he determines to make her Queen. Cleopatra learns about power and politics at the feet of a master but her downfall begins when she is seduced by Mark Antony.
    This witty, brilliantly designed movie features a memorable cast including Stewart Granger, Flora Robson, Stanley Holloway and a very young Jean Simmons as a harpist. Caesar and Cleopatra was the most expensive movie made in Britain at the time, with director Gabriel Pascal even using sand from Egypt to get the right cinematic colour.

    Special Features:
    Stills gallery
    Biographies of Vivien Leigh, Claude Rains, Stewart Granger and George Bernard Shaw

    Video Tracks:
    Standard 1.33:1

    Audio Tracks:
    Dolby Digital Mono English

    Directed By:
    Gabriel Pascal

    Written By:

    Basil Sydney
    Francis L. Sullivan
    Flora Robson
    Stewart Granger
    Vivien Leigh
    Claude Rains

    Soundtrack By:
    Georges Auric

    Director of Photography:
    Freddie Young
    Jack Cardiff

    Frederick Wilson

    Costume Designer:
    Oliver Messel

    Gabriel Pascal

    Executive Producer:
    J. Arthur Rank


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