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Caesar and Cleopatra (1945) was a Biographical - Comedy Film directed by Gabriel Pascal and produced by Gabriel Pascal and J. Arthur Rank.

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Caesar and Cleopatra (1945)

By Angela on Jul 10, 2011 From Hollywood Revue

When Julius Caesar (Claude Rains) comes to visit Alexandria, one of the first things he does is see the Sphinx.  While basking in the Sphinx’s glory, he meets a strange, silly young girl who urges him to hide before the Romans find and eat him.  After talking to this girl for a few minutes, he... Read full article


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Apollodorus: When a stupid man is doing something he is ashamed of, he always declares it his duty.

--Stewart Granger (as Apollodorus)
Julius Caesar: Go, Ptolemy. Always take a throne when it is offered to you.

--Claude Rains (as Julius Caesar)
Julius Caesar: What's the matter?
Cleopatra: You're bald! That's why you wear the wreath!

--Vivien Leigh (as Cleopatra)
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The film was the costliest studio production made in Great Britain at the time.
During filming, Vivien Leigh had a miscarriage which delayed production for 5 weeks.
It was the last film version of a George Bernard Shaw play made during his lifetime. His verdict afterward on Leigh's performance: "She's not right at all."
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