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Caesar and Cleopatra

Title
Caesar and Cleopatra [videorecording] / J. Arthur Rank in association with Two Cities/Eagle-Lion/United Artists ; produced by Gabriel Pascal.
Publication
Los Angeles : Voyager Company, 1945.

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Additional Authors
  • Shaw, Bernard, 1856-1950.
  • Pascal, Gabriel, 1894-1954
  • Leigh, Vivien, 1913-1967.
  • Rains, Claude, 1889-1967.
  • Granger, Stewart, 1913-1993.
  • Simmons, Jean, 1929-2010.
Description
1 videocassette (135 min.) : sd., col.; 1/2 in.
Summary
Shaw's pacifist plea is transferred to the screen with lavish color and decor. In this satiric account, Julius Caesar, in pursuit of his defeated enemy, Pompey, marches across Egypt towards Alexandria. The Egyptian court is beset by intrigue affecting succession to the throne. Caesar helps install Cleopatra as ruler, rather than her 12-year-old brother, Ptolemy. This aid coupled with his infatuation with the young queen causes the generals loyal to Ptolemy to attack Alexandria. Caesar manages to extricate himself from Egyptian politics but promises Cleopatra that he will send a handsome young Roman general in his stead, Marc Antony.
Subjects
Genre/Form
  • Feature films.
  • Comedy films.
Note
  • Based on the play by George Bernard Shaw.
Credits (note)
  • Producer, director, Gabriel Pascal; photography, Freddie Young, Robert Krasker, Jack Hildyard, Jack Cardiff; music, Georges Auric.
Performer (note)
  • Vivien Leigh, Claude Rains, Stewart Granger, Flora Robson, Michael Rennie, Stanley Holloway, Jean Simmons.
Title
Caesar and Cleopatra [videorecording] / J. Arthur Rank in association with Two Cities/Eagle-Lion/United Artists ; produced by Gabriel Pascal.
Imprint
Los Angeles : Voyager Company, 1945.
Credits
Producer, director, Gabriel Pascal; photography, Freddie Young, Robert Krasker, Jack Hildyard, Jack Cardiff; music, Georges Auric.
Cast
Vivien Leigh, Claude Rains, Stewart Granger, Flora Robson, Michael Rennie, Stanley Holloway, Jean Simmons.
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Added Author
Shaw, Bernard, 1856-1950. Caesar and Cleopatra.
Pascal, Gabriel, 1894-1954, film producer.
Pascal, Gabriel, 1894-1954, film director.
Leigh, Vivien, 1913-1967.
Rains, Claude, 1889-1967.
Granger, Stewart, 1913-1993.
Simmons, Jean, 1929-2010.
Branch Call Number
VTH 1131 C
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