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Cleopatra (1934) was a Historical - Drama Film directed by Cecil B. DeMille and produced by Cecil B. DeMille.

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By Angela on Nov 29, 2011 From Hollywood Revue

After being kidnapped and forced out of Egypt, left to die in the desert, Cleopatra (Claudette Colbert) turns to the only person she knows can help her — Julius Caesar (Warren William).? She makes her way to see Caesar and just as he is about to officially support her brother Ptolemy over Cleo... Read full article


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Cleopatra: Together we could conquer the world.
Julius Caesar: Nice of you to include me.


Cleopatra: So Rome would forgive and take you back? And all they demand is for us to part. Why don't they ask the sun to fall right out of the sky?


Octavia: [about Calpurnia not knowing that Caesar and Cleopatra are involved] The wife is always the last to know.


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Warren William was cast largely on the strength of his performance in The Mouthpiece.
Claudette Colbert was sick from April 10, 1934 to April 16, delaying the production.
When Cecil B. DeMille was in pre-production on this film, he asked to screen the original version, Cleopatra with Theda Bara. No prints could be found on in Los Angeles, so a copy of it was borrowed from the Fox office in New York. After DeMille viewed the film it was sent back to Little Ferry, New Jersey. On July 9, 1937, a fire at the storage facility destroyed almost all of Fox's known archived prints, most likely including Cleopatra. The screening for DeMille's company, on February 15, 1934, may have been the last time anyone saw the legendary film.
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