Cleopatra (1963 movie)

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Cleopatra
Cleopatra poster.jpg
Directed byJoseph L. Mankiewicz
Rouben Mamoulian (uncredited; fired and replaced by Mankiewicz)
Darryl F. Zanuck (uncredited)
Produced byWalter Wanger
Screenplay byJoseph L. Mankiewicz
Ranald MacDougall
Sidney Buchman
Ben Hecht (uncredited)
Based onThe Life and Times of Cleopatra
by C.M. Franzero
Histories
by Plutarch, Suetonius, and Appian
StarringElizabeth Taylor
Richard Burton
Rex Harrison
Roddy McDowall
Martin Landau
Hume Cronyn
George Cole
Kenneth Haigh
Narrated byBen Wright
Music byAlex North
CinematographyLeon Shamroy
Jack Hildyard (uncredited)
Edited byDorothy Spencer
Elmo Williams (uncredited)
Production
company
Distributed by20th Century Fox
Release date
  • 12 June 1963 (1963-06-12) (New York, premiere)
  • 31 July 1963 (1963-07-31) (United Kingdom)
Running time
192 minutes[1]
CountryUnited Kingdom
United States
Switzerland
LanguageEnglish
Budget$44 million[1][2]
Box office$57,777,778 (US)[1]

Cleopatra (1963) is an epic sword and sandal movie starring Elizabeth Taylor, Rex Harrison, and Richard Burton. It was written and directed by Joseph L. Mankiewicz. At the time, this movie had more money put into its budget than any movie befor that. It did not get back its production cost at the box office. It won four minor Academy Awards but lost Best Picture to Tom Jones.

References[change | change source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 "Cleopatra (1963)". Box Office Mojo. Retrieved March 27, 2013.
  2. Solomon, Aubrey. Twentieth Century Fox: A Corporate and Financial History (The Scarecrow Filmmakers Series). Lanham, Maryland: Scarecrow Press, 1989. ISBN 978-0-8108-4244-1. p253