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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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Julius Caesar: What's the matter?
Cleopatra: You're bald! That's why you wear the wreath!

--Vivien Leigh (as Cleopatra)
Julius Caesar: Is it sweet or bitter to be a queen?
Cleopatra: Bitter.
Julius Caesar: Cast out fear, and you will conquer Caeser.

--Claude Rains (as Julius Caesar)
Apollodorus: When a stupid man is doing something he is ashamed of, he always declares it his duty.

--Stewart Granger (as Apollodorus)
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During filming, Vivien Leigh had a miscarriage which delayed production for 5 weeks.
First shown on television the same week as a live TV broadcast of "Caesar and Cleopatra", which was telecast as part of the NBC anthology "Producers Showcase".
Gabriel Pascal went on to produce only one more Shaw film, the 1952 version of Androcles and the Lion, which he did not direct.
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