Vivien Leigh is the young Cleopatra and Claude Rains is Julius Caesar in the spectacular 1945 version of George Bernard Shaw's Caesar and Cleopatra. As Rome invades Egypt, Julius Caesar (Rains) stumbles across the young and unrefined princess Cleopatra (Leigh), sheltering in the Sphinx. Impressed by her spirit and intelligence, seduced by her charm he determines to make her Queen. Cleopatra learns about power and politics at the feet of a master but her downfall begins when she is seduced by Mark Antony.
This witty, brilliantly designed movie features a memorable cast including Stewart Granger, Flora Robson, Stanley Holloway and a very young Jean Simmons as a harpist. Caesar and Cleopatra was the most expensive movie made in Britain at the time, with director Gabriel Pascal even using sand from Egypt to get the right cinematic colour.
Actors Claude Rains, Vivien Leigh, Jean Simmons, Cecil Parker, Stewart Granger, Flora Robson, Basil Sydney, Francis Sullivan & Stanley Holloway
Director Gabriel Pascal
Certificate Universal Suitable for All
Screen Fullscreen 4:3
Languages English - Dolby Digital (1.0) Mono
Subtitles English for the hearing impaired
Duration 2 hours and 2 minutes (approx)
Region Region 2 - Will only play on European Region 2 or multi-region DVD players.