Cleopatra (1963)

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    Cleopatra (1963) romance
        produced by Walter Wanger, directed by Joseph L Mankiewicz
        starring Elizabeth Taylor, Joseph L Mankiewicz, Richard Burton, Rex Harrison
        Pamela Brown, George Cole, Hume Cronyn, Cesare Danova, Kenneth Haigh, Andrew Keir
        Martin Landau, Roddy McDowall, Robert Stephens

    Each line below is its own screen in the opening credits

    Twentieth-Century Fox presents
    Elizabeth Taylor in
    Joseph L Mankiewicz'
    starring Richard Burton as "Antony", Rex Harrison as "Caesar"
    also starring Pamela Brown, George Cole, Hume Cronyn
    Ceasare Danova, Kenneth Haigh, Andrew Keir
    Martin Landau, Roddy McDowall, Robert Stephens
    with Francesca Annis, Gregoire Aslan, Martin Benson, Herbert Berghof, John Cairney, Jacqui Chan
    Isabelle Cooley, John Doucette, Andrew Faulds, Michael Gwynn, Michael Hordern, John Hoyt
    Marne Maitland, Carroll O'Connor, Richard O'Sullivan, Gwen Watford, Douglas Wilmer

    The scenes and details below are from the edited version of the film available on YouTube.  It is not yet clear whether this is identical to the film published in 1963, or has been edited down further.  Several scenes which were shot, per the script, are not included in this edition.

    Cleopatra Part 1Part 1
    Scene 1
    Pharsalia. Caesar's (Rex Harrison's) armies have just destroyed Pompey's armies, and now the dead are being cremated.  Antony (Richard Burton) and Rufio (Martin Landau) have a few lines here.  The mute barber Flavius mimes that Canidius is approaching. Canidius (Andrew Faulds) approaches with news of Pompey's fate.   Another officer has a few lines here, but he is not identified.

    Scene 2
    Alexandria. The announcer tells us that Ptolemy has driven his sister Cleopatra from the throne of Egypt.  Caesar has now arrived there in a galley.  Agrippa (Andrew Keir) and Rufio each have a line here. Ptolemy (Richard O'Sullivan) approaches.  Pothinus (Gregoire Aslan) has a line here.  Germanicus (Robert Stephens) has a line here.  Achillas (John Doucette) has a line here.  Theodotos (Herbert Berghof) has a line here.

    Cleopatra Part 2
    Part 2
    Scene 2 (continued)
    Alexandria.  The Egyptians show Caesar the severed head of Pompey, but Caeser is not pleased at Pompey being dishonored in this way.

    Scene 3
    Alexandria. Caeser's room in the palace.  Caeser is discussing defensive arrangements with his officers when Apollodorus (Cesare Danova) arrives with a rug as a gift from Cleopatra.  However Cleopatra (Elizabeth Taylor) has secreted herself inside the rug.

    Cleopatra Part 3Part 3
    Scene 3 (continued)
    Alexandria. Caeser's room in the palace.  Caeser and Cleopatra have an interview in which she jockeys for position over him.

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