Cleopatra 1934

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Cleopatra ★★ 1934

Early Hollywood DeMille version of the Egyptian temptress's lust for Marc Antony after Julius Caesar's death. Intermittently interesting extravaganza. Colbert seems to be enjoying herself in the lead role in this hokey, overdone epic. Includes the original theatrical trailer on lasertrack 2. Remade in 1963. 100m/B VHS, DVD . Claudette Colbert, Henry Wilcoxon, Warren William, Gertrude Michael, Joseph Schildkraut, Sir C. Aubrey Smith; D: Cecil B. DeMille; C: Victor Milner. Oscars ’34: Cinematog.