Cleopatra (1934) was a Historical - Drama Film directed by Cecil B. DeMille and produced by Cecil B. DeMille.
Grandiose, epic as only DeMille can be, and vintage early Hollywood. Colbert stars as the captivating and powerful Queen of Egypt. When Julius Caesar, the leader of the Roman Empire, succumbs to the charms of the sultry Cleopatra, he creates a scandal big enough to shake the marble pillars of Rome. The ruler pays dearly for his romance, for the outraged Roman Senate repudiates him and the fickle Cleopatra decides to protect her interests by bestowing her affections on her former lover's rival, Marc Antony. Colbert makes an elegantly imperious Queen - particularly in the milk bath! Remake of the 1917 Theda Bara vehicle. Remade in 1963 with Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton.
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Cleopatra (1934) (1)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: Women should be but toys for the great. It becomes them both.
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?
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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.
Warren William was cast largely on the strength of his performance in The Mouthpiece.
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