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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: Go, Ptolemy. Always take a throne when it is offered to you.

--Claude Rains (as Julius Caesar)
Julius Caesar: And so to the end of history, murder shall breed murder, always in the name of right, and justice, and peace, until the gods create a race of men that can understand.

--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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This movie was shot during WW2 which resulted in production being halted repeatedly due to bombings on England. The war also hampered the production's ability to get necessary materials, so the crew had to do the best they could.
The role of Caesar was originally offered to John Gielgud, who turned it down because he detested Gabriel Pascal.
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".
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