Cleopatra | reviewed by: William O'Donnell | June 17, 2013
entertainment value
A feast for the eyes. Only watch if you have an entire afternoon to kill. Sometimes cumbersome, always epic in presentation.
genre Drama | History
synopsis Historical epic. The triumphs and tragedy of the Egyptian queen, Cleopatra.The winner of four Oscars, this epic saga of love, greed and betrayal stars Elizabeth Taylor as the passionate and ambitious Egyptian queen who's determined to hold on to the throne and seduces the Roman emperor Julius Caesar (Rex Harrison). When Caesar is murdered, she redirects her attentions to his general, Marc Antony (Richard Burton), who vows to take power -- but Caesar's successor (Roddy McDowall) has other plans.
lead actors Elizabeth Taylor | Richard Burton | Rex Harrison | Roddy McDowall | Martin Landau | Hume Cronyn | Andrew Keir | Kenneth Haigh | George Cole | Pamela Brown | Francesca Annis | Grégoire Aslan | John Doucette | Michael Hordern | John Hoyt | Carroll O'Connor | Andrew Faulds | Michael Gwynn | Peter Grant | Michael Hordern | John Hoyt | Marne Maitland | Carroll O'Connor | Richard O'Sullivan | Gwen Watford | Douglas Wilmer
director Rouben Mamoulian | Darryl F. Zanuck | Joseph L. Mankiewicz