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Cleopatra (1963) was a Biographical - Drama Film directed by Rouben Mamoulian, Joseph L. Mankiewicz and Darryl F. Zanuck and produced by Walter Wanger and Peter Levathes.

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Celebrate Cleopatra!

By Jill Blake on Jun 13, 2013 From Sittin' on a Backyard Fence

Here at The Fence, we will be giving away 2 copies of the newly restored Cleopatra 50th Anniversary release, courtesy of Fox. To enter, please send an email to In the subject, “Cleopatra giveaway.” Please include your name, email, and website (if applica... Read full article

And the Winners of the Cleopatra Blu-Ray Giveaway Are…

By Brandy Dean on Jun 8, 2013 From Pretty Clever Films

We’re pleased to say that the two winners of the Cleopatra 50th Anniversary Blu-ray Edition Giveaway are… Sarah Fung of Edmonton, Alberta and Allyson Becker, Eureka Springs, Arkansas We want to thank everyone who entered. The response was amazing, so obviously you all love some Pre-Code ... Read full article

Win a Copy of Cleopatra 50th Anniversary Edition on Blu-ray

By Brandy Dean on May 31, 2013 From Pretty Clever Films

The iconic historical epic Cleopatra, starring Elizabeth Taylor and and Richard Burton, celebrates its 50th anniversary this year. In honor of this milestone, Cleopatra has been restored and released on Blu-ray for the first time in a 2-disc package that features a full-color book with rare images a... Read full article

Win a Copy of Cleopatra on Blu-ray!

on May 30, 2013 From Journeys in Classic Film

I mentioned it on Twitter a  few days ago, but the fantastic folks at Cinemark have sent me a few Cleopatra Blu-rays to offer to you lovely people.  I have THREE Blu-rays to give away and here’s what you need to enter: HOW TO ENTER: Since these are awesome, I’m going to have to enforce t... Read full article

Cleopatra (1963)

on May 23, 2013 From Journeys in Classic Film

The review is a bit late, and hastily written today, but I just got home (it’s about midnight) from watching Cleopatra, on the big screen, for its 50th anniversary.  Despite it’s excessive runtime, Cleopatra is the quintessential movie to see in a theater due to its epic scope; they don&... Read full article

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Quotes from

Agrippa: Nothing bores me so much as an intellectual!
Julius Caesar: Makes a better admiral of you, Agrippa.

--Rex Harrison (as Julius Caesar)
Julius Caesar: I do not understand why the eyes of a statue should always lack light.

--Rex Harrison (as Julius Caesar)
Cleopatra: I am the Nile. I will have sons. Isis has told me.

--Elizabeth Taylor (as Cleopatra)
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Darryl F. Zanuck, in principle, did not object to Joseph L. Mankiewicz's idea to have 2 3-hour movies. However, he knew the public was obsessed with the Elizabeth Taylor-Richard Burton affair and would not show up to see the first part in which Burton did not appear. Thus, the two parts were edited into one single movie.
Martin Landau was booked to play Euphranor, but when they could not find anyone to play Ruffo, Landau was recast
When Fox employees were searching for a successful Fox property that could be remade, they decided upon Cleopatra, a silent epic starring Theda Bara. However, they could only made their judgment from an archived copy of the original script and some stills from the production. There were no prints surviving of the movie itself.
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Best Picture Oscar 1934

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Also directed by Joseph L. Mankiewicz

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