Production info

Cleopatra’s Lover
USA, 1909


“In this reel from the Vitagraph workshop the exceptional attractiveness of the Sorceress of the Nile is strikingly depicted and the cold indifference of this same passionate woman is clearly reproduced as the dawn approaches and she hastens the death of her crazed peasant lover in causing him to drink the poisoned cup and fall dead at her feet, as she rises to meet Antony returning. It is a strong film and the story is strong, exerting a peculiar effect upon those who watch it, an effect which is exhilarating, without being altogether pleasant.” (source: The Moving Picture World)

A Vitagraph production.

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