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Caesar and Cleopatra Overview:

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 DirectionJohn BryanNominated

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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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Quotes from

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.

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

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

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Facts about

Gabriel Pascal went on to produce only one more Shaw film, the 1952 version of Androcles and the Lion, which he did not direct.
During filming, Vivien Leigh had a miscarriage which delayed production for 5 weeks.
The role of Caesar was originally offered to John Gielgud, who turned it down because he detested Gabriel Pascal.
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