Cleopatra

Cleopatra

DVD - 2009
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Egypt, 48 B.C. Cleopatra is facing palace revolt in her kingdom. She decides to embrace the arrival of Julius Caesar as a way of solidifying her power under Roman rule. When Caesar is led astray by Cleopatra and is killed, she transfers her affections to Marc Antony. She does all that she can to dazzle Marc on a barge fit for a king. But her trick may not work this time around. A web of royal deception and betrayal.

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Me_Tarzan
Dec 18, 2018

Released back in 1934 - Cecil B. DeMille's cinematic showpiece "Cleopatra" is a perfect example of ancient history being royally sabotaged for the sake of Hollywood glitz and glamour.

Produced on a whopping "Depression Era" budget of $1 million - "Cleopatra" stars actress, Claudette Colbert (as the title character) who (at every possible opportunity) gleefully vamps it up, big-time, as the seductive Egyptian Queen.

To be sure - This tale of treachery, betrayal, and decadence is pure spectacle where you're soon to find the posturing actors (and their inflated egos) being repeatedly upstaged and dwarfed by all of the extravagantly massive sets.

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KatherineHere
Jul 01, 2016

An amazingly elaborate large-scale production filmed during the Depression in 1934.

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