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Alexander the Great (1956) was a Historical - Drama Film directed by Robert Rossen and produced by Robert Rossen and Gordon Griffith.

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By Andrew Wickliffe on Jun 11, 2017 From The Stop Button

Had Alexander the Great gone to series instead of just being a passed over pilot and footnote in many recognizable actors filmographies, it seems likely the series would?ve had William Shatner?s Alexander continue his conquest of the Persian Empire. The pilot is this strange mix of occasional action... Read full article


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Alexander: [quoting Book 20 of the Iliad] "... thus beneath great-hearted Achilles his whole-hooved horses trampled corpses and shields together, and with blood all the axletree below was sprinkled, for blood-drops from the horses' hooves splashed them, and blood-drops from the tires of the wheels, for the son of Peleus pressed on to win glory, flecking with gore his irresistible hands."


Philip of Macedonia: Alexander, you have my temper.
Alexander: I know.
Philip of Macedonia: And my ambition, more I think. Alexandroplis? At least wait until I die first. HAHAHAHA!


Olympias: [rocking the infant Alexander in his cradle ] Alexander... Alexander... Achilles, too, was born of a god... and at his birth, it was foretold that he would be greater than his father... and he was*. And this destiny shall be yours too, Alexander...


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Although Richard Burton was only 29 at the time of filming, many critics felt he already looked too old to play Alexander.
The first film of Peter Wyngarde.
Average Shot Length (ASL) = 7 seconds (135 minute version)
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