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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.
Academy Awards 1946 --- Ceremony Number 19 (source: AMPAS)
|Best Art Direction||John Bryan||Nominated|
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!
Julius Caesar: Go, Ptolemy. Always take a throne when it is offered to you.
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The film was the costliest studio production made in Great Britain at the time.
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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