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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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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...


Philip of Macedonia: Alexander. In your first act as regent, send your mother away.
Alexander: Exile my mother?
Philip of Macedonia: Back to her kinsman in Epirus, she'll be happy there.
Alexander: Is that the cost of my prove to you?
Philip of Macedonia: How do you think I came to power? My own two brothers...
Alexander: I know, you slew them, you want me to do that too?


Parmenio: I believe in the glory of Macedonia, in the kingdom, in the army which you forged with your will, and your strength, and your belief that we were better, and stronger, and more fit to rule than anyone in Greece, even in Athens! And you're right, Philip. We *are*! We must proclaim to the world that Macedonia will not fall apart; that she will continue to rule through you, and through your son!... And then, Philip, we shall have truly lived.


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Charlton Heston turned down the title role, adding "Alexander is the easiest kind of picture to make badly".
Rossen shot the film to run three hours plus an intermission and was very disappointed when the producers cut it to 141 minutes.
The first film of Peter Wyngarde.
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