Production info

Cléopâtre
France, 1899

Jeanne d'Alcy, Georges Méliès
Directed by Georges Méliès

  

A man with diabolical intent hacks the Queen's mummy to bits, then resurrects the woman from a smoking brazier.

This first mini-epic Cleopatra ever, 2 minutes long, was filmed by one of the giants of the early French cinema, Georges Méliès (1861-1938), only 4 years after he saw the Lumière Brothers' presentation of the first ever projected film screenings in late 1895. The film was considered lost for a long time, until it was rediscovered in a 'secret depot' in France in 2005. The film has, however, so far remained unavailable to the public. English title: "Cleopatra's Tomb". US-release: "Robbing Cleopatra's Tomb".


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