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

--Stewart Granger (as Apollodorus)
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)
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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".
The role of Caesar was originally offered to John Gielgud, who turned it down because he detested Gabriel Pascal.
The film was the costliest studio production made in Great Britain at the time.
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