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The Resource Cleopatra, Twentieth Century-Fox presents ; Joseph L. Mankiewicz' [production of] ; screenplay by Joseph L. Mankiewicz, Ranald MacDougall, and Sidney Buchman ; produced by Walter Wanger ; directed by Joseph L. Mankiewicz, (videorecording)

Cleopatra, Twentieth Century-Fox presents ; Joseph L. Mankiewicz' [production of] ; screenplay by Joseph L. Mankiewicz, Ranald MacDougall, and Sidney Buchman ; produced by Walter Wanger ; directed by Joseph L. Mankiewicz, (videorecording)

Label
Cleopatra
Title
Cleopatra
Statement of responsibility
Twentieth Century-Fox presents ; Joseph L. Mankiewicz' [production of] ; screenplay by Joseph L. Mankiewicz, Ranald MacDougall, and Sidney Buchman ; produced by Walter Wanger ; directed by Joseph L. Mankiewicz
Creator
Contributor
Actor
Screenwriter
Director
Producer
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • fre
  • eng
  • eng
  • spa
  • eng
Summary
The epic saga of legendary Queen Cleopatra VII of Egypt, and her attempt to stabilize her power and gain control of the Roman Empire. When Caesar visits Egypt, Cleopatra gains control by ousting her brother with his help. She marries Caesar, and bears him the son fate had previously denied him. Joining him in Rome--to ensure that the boy takes his rightful place after his father--her plans are thwarted when Caesar is assassinated and she must flee. Years later Marc Antony, proconsul of the eastern half of the empire, seeks an alliance with Egypt to impede Octavian's quest to become Emperor. Cleopatra and Antony become lovers and form a military alliance, but are forced to retreat after losing a major naval battle at Actium. Avoiding capture and disgrace, they take their own lives
Cataloging source
TEFMT
Characteristic
videorecording
Credits note
Director of photography, Leon Shamroy ; choreography by Hermes Pan ; music composed and conducted by Alex North ; film editor, Dorothy Spencer ; Elizabeth Taylor's costumes designed by Irene Sharaff ; production designed by John DeCuir ; men's costumes designed by Vittorio Nino Novarese ; women's costumes designed by Renie
Dewey number
791.43/72
Intended audience
MPAA rating: Rated G
Language note
  • In English or dubbed French with optional subtitles in English or Spanish
  • Closed-captioned
LC call number
PN1997
LC item number
.C54673873 2005
PerformerNote
Elizabeth Taylor (Cleopatra), Richard Burton (Antony), Rex Harrison (Caesar), Pamela Brown (High Priestess), George Cole (Flavius), Hume Cronyn (Sosigenes), Cesare Danova (Apollodorus), Kenneth Haigh (Brutus), Andrew Keir (Agrippa), Martin Landau (Rufio), Roddy McDowell (Octavian, Caesar Augustus), Robert Stephens (Germanicus), Francesca Annis (Eiras), Gregoire Aslan (Pothinus), Martin Benson (Ramos), Herbert Berghof (Theodotos), John Cairney (Phoebus), Jacqui Chan (Lotus), Isabelle Cooley (Charmain), John Doucette (Achillas), Andrew Faulds (Canidius), Michael Gwynn (Cimber), Michael Hordern (Cicero), John Hoyt (Cassius), Marne Maitland (Euphranor), Carroll O'Connor (Casca), Richard Sullivan (Pharaoh Ptolemy XIII), Gwen Watford (Calpurnia), Douglas Wilmer (Decimus)
Runtime
248
Target audience
general
Technique
live action
Label
Cleopatra, Twentieth Century-Fox presents ; Joseph L. Mankiewicz' [production of] ; screenplay by Joseph L. Mankiewicz, Ranald MacDougall, and Sidney Buchman ; produced by Walter Wanger ; directed by Joseph L. Mankiewicz, (videorecording)
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Originally produced as an American motion picture in 1963
  • Based upon the histories of Plutarch, Suetonius, Appian, other ancient sources and "The life and times of Cleopatra" by C.M. Franzero
  • Special features: Audio commentary by Jack Brodsky, Martin Landau, Chris Mankiewicz, and Tom Mankiewicz
Accompanying material
1 booklet ([8] p. : ill. ; 19 cm.)
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
quadrophonic multichannel or surround
Contents
  • Disc I: Overture -- Main titles -- Caesar's triumph -- Alexandria -- Cleopatra -- Falling sickness -- Audience -- Great fire -- Under attack -- Fatal drink -- Caesar's justice -- New ally -- New lover -- One world -- Antony's concern -- Son -- Leaving Egypt -- Dictator for life -- Queen conquers Rome -- King in training -- Emperor of Rome -- Caesar's kingdom -- Conspirators -- Visions of death -- Dream is over -- Entr'acte (118 min.)
  • Disc II: Antony the avenger -- Need for Egypt -- Egypt goes to Antony -- Antony comes to Egypt -- Lovers at last -- Problem with Antony -- Marriage of state -- Queen's demands -- Jealousy and politics -- Forced war -- Antony's testament -- Brave simplicity -- Battle of Actium -- Antony's retreat -- Broken man -- Octavian's demand -- Waiting for Antony -- Cleopatra's decision -- Two legions left -- Antony stands alone -- Ultimate decision -- Dark sleep -- Antony is dead! -- By right of conquest -- Preparing to go -- Last request (130 min.)
Control code
5092700
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. +
Dimensions
other
Edition
Special ed., anamorphic widescreen
Extent
2 videodiscs (ca. 248 min.)
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
024543224518
Other physical details
sd., col.
Publisher number
TWT2232451D
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocm63269120
  • (OCoLC)63269120
System details
DVD ; NTSC, region 1 ; Dolby Digital 5.1 surround ; dual layer
Video recording format
DVD
Label
Cleopatra, Twentieth Century-Fox presents ; Joseph L. Mankiewicz' [production of] ; screenplay by Joseph L. Mankiewicz, Ranald MacDougall, and Sidney Buchman ; produced by Walter Wanger ; directed by Joseph L. Mankiewicz, (videorecording)
Publication
Note
  • Originally produced as an American motion picture in 1963
  • Based upon the histories of Plutarch, Suetonius, Appian, other ancient sources and "The life and times of Cleopatra" by C.M. Franzero
  • Special features: Audio commentary by Jack Brodsky, Martin Landau, Chris Mankiewicz, and Tom Mankiewicz
Accompanying material
1 booklet ([8] p. : ill. ; 19 cm.)
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
quadrophonic multichannel or surround
Contents
  • Disc I: Overture -- Main titles -- Caesar's triumph -- Alexandria -- Cleopatra -- Falling sickness -- Audience -- Great fire -- Under attack -- Fatal drink -- Caesar's justice -- New ally -- New lover -- One world -- Antony's concern -- Son -- Leaving Egypt -- Dictator for life -- Queen conquers Rome -- King in training -- Emperor of Rome -- Caesar's kingdom -- Conspirators -- Visions of death -- Dream is over -- Entr'acte (118 min.)
  • Disc II: Antony the avenger -- Need for Egypt -- Egypt goes to Antony -- Antony comes to Egypt -- Lovers at last -- Problem with Antony -- Marriage of state -- Queen's demands -- Jealousy and politics -- Forced war -- Antony's testament -- Brave simplicity -- Battle of Actium -- Antony's retreat -- Broken man -- Octavian's demand -- Waiting for Antony -- Cleopatra's decision -- Two legions left -- Antony stands alone -- Ultimate decision -- Dark sleep -- Antony is dead! -- By right of conquest -- Preparing to go -- Last request (130 min.)
Control code
5092700
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. +
Dimensions
other
Edition
Special ed., anamorphic widescreen
Extent
2 videodiscs (ca. 248 min.)
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
024543224518
Other physical details
sd., col.
Publisher number
TWT2232451D
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocm63269120
  • (OCoLC)63269120
System details
DVD ; NTSC, region 1 ; Dolby Digital 5.1 surround ; dual layer
Video recording format
DVD

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