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Antony and Cleopatra

  • Film

Time Out says

Shakespeare's play directed with hopeless stodginess, contriving to damp down all the fires (romantic, poetic, histrionic) to a sort of shabby naturalism, and very nearly irretrievably sunk by Hildegard Neil's petulant Cleopatra, a suburban schoolmarm having a fling on the Nile. On the credit side, the verse is very capably and clearly spoken; Heston gives an intelligently sotto voce reading of Antony as an old lion moth-eaten at the edges but still with a few roars left in him; and there are excellent performances from Porter (Enobarbus) and Castle (Octavius).
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Release Details

  • Duration:160 mins

Cast and crew

  • Director:Charlton Heston
  • Cast:
    • Charlton Heston
    • Hildegard Neil
    • Eric Porter
    • John Castle
    • Fernando Rey
    • Freddie Jones
    • Juan Luis Galiardo
    • Carmen Sevilla
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