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.
Release Date: June 12, 1963
Directed ByJoseph L. Mankiewicz
Written ByJoseph Mankiewicz, Ranald Macdougall, Sidney Buchman
Produced ByWalter Wanger
CastAndrew Keir, Cesare Danova, Elizabeth Taylor, George Cole, Hume Cronyn, Kenneth Haigh, Martin Landau, Pamela Brown, Rex Harrison, Richard Burton, Robert Stephens, Roddy McDowall