This epic drama follows the 18 tumultuous years that led to the founding of the Roman Empire. Cleopatra meets Julius Caesar and plans to lure Caesar to her boudoir in order to forge an alliance with Rome so that she may hold on to her Egyptian empire. When Caesar is stabbed to death in the Roman Senate, Cleopatra is left without an ally, and Egypt is up for grabs. When Roman general Mark Antony comes along, she seduces him in hopes of making him into her new protector. But, under the charms of Cleopatra, Mark Antony is reduced from a an awesome and dominating general to a sniveling, drunken wimp. At the Battle of Actium, Mark Antony is defeated and Cleopatra withdraws her troops, dooming Mark Antony and his army. With Egypt in peril, Antony and Cleopatra, the doomed lovers, meet each other for the last time, as the enemy forces close in.
Directed ByJoseph L. Mankiewicz
Written ByJoseph Mankiewicz, Ranald Macdougall, Sidney Buchman
Produced ByWalter Wanger
CastMarne Maitland, Michael Gwynn, Michele Bally, Maria Badmajev, Kenneth Nash, Marina Berti, Loris Loddi, John Doucette, Maureen Lane, Marie Devereux, Laurence Naismith, John Valva, John Alderton, John Karlsen, Martin Benson, John Hoyt, Michael Hordern, Peter Forster, Simon Mizrahi, Carroll O'Connor, Jacqui Chan, Kathy Martin, Richard O'Sullivan, Andrew Faulds, Del Russell, Douglas Wilmer, Gwen Watford, Francesca Annis, Gregoire Aslan, Gesa Meiken, Finlay Currie, Gin Mart, Isabel Cooley, Furio Meniconi, Herbert Berghof, Jean Marsh, John Gayford, John Cairney, Elizabeth Taylor, Richard Burton, Rex Harrison, Pamela Brown, George Cole, Hume Cronyn, Cesare Danova, Kenneth Haigh, Andrew Keir, Martin Landau, Roddy McDowall, Robert Stephens