as Julius Caesar
as Marc Antony
as King Herod
as The Soothsayer
as Lady Vesta
as Lady Flora
as Court physician
as Gen. Achillas
as Roman Greeting Antony
as Roman greeting Antony
as Onlooker at procession
as Gen. Philodemas
Critic Reviews for Cleopatra
The result is nutty, inimitable and, if you get into the spirit of the thing, irresistible.
It is to Mr. de Mille's credit that he never staggers beneath his burden of accessories. He keeps his film moving with a tumultuous energy which is its strongest point.
... DeMille's lavish but stilted film... is all production value and no style.
Despite many incongruous elements, like treating the text as soap opera and the dialogue as gossip, this is one of DeMille's most enjoyable films, superior to Mankiewicz 1963 version, in large part due to Claudette Colbert's sexy interpretation.
Audience Reviews for Cleopatra
For a DeMille pageant film this one is not too over the top with Claudette suitably seductive in the lead although the 1930's eyebrows are a distraction. The production design and costumes are the real attraction here. Not a great film, not terrible but if you are looking for full on DeMille debaunchery cloaked in piety watch The Sign of the Cross instead.
For my money the best cinematic Cleo, baby, Cleo, and the reason is the sensuous, languorous smoky turn given by Claudette Colbert who, along with the ever conspicuous DeMille, conspire to seduce us into sublime and decadent oblivion ... and it doesn't seem as bad as my preacher says it is. Opulence that makes Liz come off as a frumpy housewife at a golf club social.
The only reason to watch this movie is for Colbert. Otherwise, it's just the same old story we've seen over and over in other movies about Cleopatra, nothing new.
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