Grandiose, epic, and vintage Hollywood. Claudette Colbert stars as the captivating and powerful Queen of Egypt in this classic Hollywood film. When Julius Caesar, the leader of the Roman Empire, succumbs to the charms of the sultry Cleopatra, he creates a scandal big enough to shake the marble pillars of Rome. The ruler pays dearly for his romance, for the outraged Roman Senate repudiates him and the fickle Cleopatra decides to protect her interests by bestowing her affections on her former lover's rival, Marc Antony. Remade in 1963 with Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton.
1934 - Academy Awards - Best Cinematography Winner
C. Aubrey Smith - British Actor
Sir C. Aubrey Smith - British Actor
Waldemar Young - Screenwriter
Claudette Colbert - Oscar-winning actress, IT HAPPENED ONE NIGHT
Claudette Lily Chauchoin - Oscar-winning actress, IT HAPPENED ONE NIGHT
Ian Keith - American Actor
Rudolph G. Kopp - Score Composer
Vincent Lawrence - Screenwriter\"Cleopatra"
Warren William - American Actor
Irving Pichel - American Actor/Director
Cecil B. DeMille - American Director/Producer, THE TEN COMMANDMENTS (1956)
Cecil Blount DeMille - American Director/Producer, THE TEN COMMANDMENTS (1956)
Arthur Hohl - American Character Actor
Gertrude Michael - American Actress
Anne Bauchens - Editor
Victor Milner - American Director Of Photography
Joseph Schildkraut - Character Actor
Leonard Mudie - British Character Actor
Henry Wilcoxon - British Actor, producer
Additional crew members include David McDonald as Cullen Tate as Assistant Directors. Copyright 1934 Paramount Productions, Inc. Renewed 1961 by EMKA, Ltd.
" Colbert steamed up the screen .Enjoyably overstuffed " -- Rating: B - 08/09/1996 Entertainment Weekly, p.68
"[T]he film's charm lies in its brazen 1930s quality, right from the gilded art-deco Egyptian settings and Travis Banton's nightclub-on-the-Nile costuming to the snap-an-crackle of wit that makes Colbert's Cleopatra as much feisty dame as femme fatale." - 10/01/2012 Sight and Sound