Cleopatra (1963 movie)

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Directed by Joseph L. Mankiewicz
Rouben Mamoulian (uncredited; fired and replaced by Mankiewicz)
Darryl F. Zanuck (uncredited)
Produced by Walter Wanger
Screenplay by Joseph L. Mankiewicz
Ranald MacDougall
Sidney Buchman
Ben Hecht (uncredited)
Narrated by Ben Wright
Starring Elizabeth Taylor
Richard Burton
Rex Harrison
Roddy McDowall
Martin Landau
Hume Cronyn
George Cole
Kenneth Haigh
Music by Alex North
Cinematography Leon Shamroy
Jack Hildyard (uncredited)
Editing by Dorothy Spencer
Elmo Williams (uncredited)
Studio MCL Films S.A.
Walwa Films S.A.
Distributed by 20th Century Fox
Release date(s)12 June 1963 (1963-06-12) (New York, premiere)
31 July 1963 (1963-07-31) (United Kingdom)
Running time 192 minutes[1]
Country United Kingdom
United States
Language English
Budget $44 million[1][2]
Money made $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