Production info

Caesar and Cleopatra
UK/USA, 1946

Claude Rains, Vivien Leigh, Stewart Granger
Directed by Gabriel Pascal


In George Bernard Shaw's lavish epic, the venerable Julius Caesar meets Cleopatra under the Sphinx in ancient Egypt. Although the Roman Emperor finds her childishly innocent, she is capable of seizing the throne from her brother, King Ptolemy, and cold-bloodedly committing murder. Captivated by her youthful beauty, Caesar sets out to refine Cleopatra's rough edges into a more royal demeanor, befitting a Queen. Even in the midst of his campaign to conquer Egypt, he finds the time to teach her about life and politics. But the temptress truly longs for another lover -- the virile Marc Antony in distant Rome. (source:

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