Caesar and Cleopatra
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Caesar and Cleopatra
George Bernard Shaw adapted his own play for the screen in this blithe film version of the romance between Caesar (Claude Rains) and Cleopatra (Vivien Leigh). Shaw's Caesar and Cleopatra are merely Henry Higgins and Eliza Doolittle cast back into ancient times with Caesar doting with admiration and burgeoning love upon Cleopatra and expostulating, "You have been growing up since the Sphinx introduced us the other night." The story is a simple one concerning Caesar instructing Cleopatra on how to act like a queen. But Cleopatra is left cold by Caesar and his blatherings. ~ Paul… More

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"Inexcusably dull in parts, while in other parts capturing some of Shaw's sharp wit."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
"An uneven version of George Bernard Shaw's witty play, starring Vivien Leigh and Claude Rains"
‑ Emanuel Levy, EmanuelLevy.Com
"... a plodding, stagebound production that fails to find a visual complement to Shaw's words and scenes..."
‑ Sean Axmaker,
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