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Cinéma/TV
LONG Métrage | 1963
Cléopâtre
Joseph L. Mankiewicz
Titre anglais : Cléopâtre
Date de sortie en France : 25/09/1963
Pays concerné : États-Unis
Réalisateur(s) : Joseph L. Mankiewicz
Avec : Elizabeth Taylor, Burton Richard
Durée : 268
Genre : historique
Type : fiction

Français

Le destin de la reine d’Égypte et de ses amours tumultueuses, de César à Marc-Antoine, mais surtout un monument de l’histoire de la superproduction antique qui a alimenté la presse à scandales et ruiné la Fox.

de Joseph L. Mankiewicz
avec Rex Harrison, Richard Burton, Elizabeth Taylor

États-Unis. / fiction, vostf, 1963, Couleur, 4h28 min (version longue) & 3h12 min (192 min, version courte), 35mm optique


Une incroyable reconstitution de l’empire romain version hollywoodienne présentée dans sa version longue en 2011 au Forum des Images (Paris)
www.forumdesimages.fr/fdi/Cycles/Des-habits-et-des-hommes/Cleopatre

English

Historical epic. The triumphs and tragedy of the Egyptian queen, Cleopatra.

Director: Joseph L. Mankiewicz, and 2 more credits »
Writers: Joseph L. Mankiewicz (screenplay), Ranald MacDougall (screenplay), and 6 more credits »
Stars: Elizabeth Taylor, Richard Burton and Rex Harrison


Biography | Drama | History

Directed by
Joseph L. Mankiewicz
Rouben Mamoulian (uncredited; fired, replaced by Joseph L. Mankiewicz)
Darryl F. Zanuck (uncredited)

Writing credits
Joseph L. Mankiewicz (screenplay) and
Ranald MacDougall (screenplay) and
Sidney Buchman (screenplay)

Plutarch (histories) and
Suetonius (histories) and
Appian (histories)

Carlo Mario Franzero (book « The Life and Times of Cleopatra ») (as C.M. Franzero)

Ben Hecht uncredited

Cast (in credits order) verified as complete

Elizabeth Taylor… Cleopatra
Richard Burton… Mark Antony
Rex Harrison… Julius Caesar
Pamela Brown… High Priestess
George Cole… Flavius
Hume Cronyn… Sosigenes
Cesare Danova… Apollodorus
Kenneth Haigh… Brutus
Andrew Keir… Agrippa
Martin Landau… Rufio
Roddy McDowall… Octavian – Caesar Augustus
Robert Stephens… Germanicus
Francesca Annis… Eiras
Grégoire Aslan… Pothinus (as Gregoire Aslan)
Martin Benson… Ramos
Herbert Berghof… Theodotos
John Cairney… Phoebus
Jacqui Chan… Lotos
Isabel Cooley… Charmian (as Isabelle Cooley)
John Doucette… Achillas
Andrew Faulds… Canidius
Michael Gwynn… Cimber
Michael Hordern… Cicero
John Hoyt… Cassius
Marne Maitland… Euphranor
Carroll O’Connor… Casca
Richard O’Sullivan… Pharaoh Ptolemy XIII
Gwen Watford… Calpurnia
Douglas Wilmer… Decimus
Elisabeth Welch… Children’s Nurse (scenes deleted)
John Alderson… Roman officer (uncredited)
John Alderton… 1st Officer (uncredited)
Ronald Allen… Minor Role (uncredited)
Audrey Anderson… Minor Role (uncredited)
María Badmajew… Minor Role (uncredited)
Michèle Bailly… Minor Role (uncredited)
Marina Berti… Queen at Tarsus (uncredited)
Salvatore Billa… Egyptian Slave / Centurion (uncredited)
Bruna Caruso… Minor Role (uncredited)
Finlay Currie… Titus (uncredited)
Rod Dana… One of Caesar’s Entourage (uncredited)
Marie Devereux… Bacchanal Reveler (uncredited)
Peter Forster… 2nd Officer (uncredited)
John Frederick… Captain Palace Guard (uncredited)
María Luz Galicia… Minor Role (uncredited)
John Gayford… Guard (uncredited)
Peter Grant… Palace Guard (uncredited)
Rosalba Grottesi… Cleopatra’s Servant (uncredited)
Rupert John… Minor Role (uncredited)
John Karlsen… High Priest (uncredited)
Jeremy Kemp… Agitator (uncredited)
Maureen Lane… Minor Role (uncredited)
Margaret Lee… Minor Role (uncredited)
Desmond Llewelyn… Senator (uncredited)
Calvin Lockhart… Minor Role (uncredited)
Loris Loddi… Caesarion at Age 4 (uncredited)
Barry Lowe… Guard (uncredited)
Jean Marsh… Octavia (uncredited)
Kathy Martin… Minor Role (uncredited)
Luigi Martocci… Marcellus (uncredited)
Gesa Meiken… Minor Role (uncredited)
Furio Meniconi… Mithridates (uncredited)
Simon Mizrahi… Minor Role (uncredited)
Violeta Montenegro… Dancer (uncredited)
Boris Nacinovic… Gladiator (uncredited)
Laurence Naismith… Arachesilaus (uncredited)
Kenneth Nash… Caesarion at Age 12 (uncredited)
John Pepper… Caesarion (uncredited)
Paola Pitagora… Cleopatra’s Servant (uncredited)
Michela Roc… Cleopatra’s Servant (uncredited)
Del Russel… Caesarion at Age 7 (uncredited)
Sandra Scarnati… Cleopatra’s Servant (uncredited)
Mike Steen… Minor Role (uncredited)
Jack Taylor… Minor Role (uncredited)
John Valva… Valvus (uncredited)
Meri Welles… Cleopatra’s Handmaiden (uncredited)
Ben Wright… Narrator (voice) (uncredited)

Produced by
Walter Wanger…. producer
Peter Levathes…. executive producer (uncredited)

Original Music by
Alex North

Cinematography by
Leon Shamroy (director of photography)
Jack Hildyard (uncredited)

Film Editing by
Dorothy Spencer
Elmo Williams (uncredited)

Production Design by
John DeCuir (as John De Cuir)

Art Direction by
Herman A. Blumenthal (as Herman Blumenthal)
Hilyard M. Brown (as Hilyard Brown)
Boris Juraga
Maurice Pelling
Jack Martin Smith
Elven Webb

Set Decoration by
Paul S. Fox
Ray Moyer
Walter M. Scott
Richelieu (uncredited)

Costume Design by
Vittorio Nino Novarese (costumes: men)
Renié (costumes: women) (as Renie)

Makeup Department
Alberto De Rossi…. makeup artist (as Alberto de Rossi)
Vivienne Walker…. hair stylist: Miss Taylor (as Vivienne Zavitz)
Robert J. Schiffer…. makeup artist (uncredited)

Production Management
C.O. Erickson…. production manager
Forrest E. Johnston…. production manager
Saul Wurtzel…. production manager: second unit
Francisco Ariza…. production manager (uncredited)
Edward Joseph…. production manager (uncredited)

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Ray Kellogg…. second unit director
Andrew Marton…. second unit director
Fred R. Simpson…. assistant director
Richard Lang…. assistant director (uncredited)
Gerry O’Hara…. assistant director (uncredited)

Art Department
José Algueró…. assistant set decorator: Spain (uncredited)
Ferdinand Bellan…. scenic artist (uncredited)
Bill Dennison…. chief draughtsman: exteriors (uncredited)
Umberto Dessena…. construction carpenter (uncredited)
Don B. Greenwood…. second unit props (uncredited)
Harold Michelson…. storyboard artist (uncredited)
Giovanni Natalucci…. set designer (uncredited)
Don Picton…. assistant art director (uncredited)
Italo Tomassi…. scene painter (uncredited)

Sound Department
James Corcoran…. sound recording supervisor
Bernard Freericks…. sound recordist
Fred Hynes…. sound recording supervisor
Murray Spivack…. sound recordist
John L. Mack…. sound recordist (uncredited)

Special Effects by
Johnny Borgese…. special effects (uncredited)
William F. Mittlestedt…. mechanical effects (uncredited)

Visual Effects by
L.B. Abbott…. special photographic effects
Emil Kosa Jr….. special photographic effects
Herbert Cheek…. miniatures supervisor (uncredited)
Ralph Hammeras…. matte artist (uncredited)
Joseph Nathanson…. matte artist (uncredited)

Stunts
Ken Buckle…. stunts (uncredited)
Jack Cooper…. stunts (uncredited)
Alberto Dell’Acqua…. stunts (uncredited)
Joe Powell…. stunts (uncredited)
Nosher Powell…. stunts (uncredited)
John Sullivan…. stunt double: Richard Burton (uncredited)

Camera and Electrical Department
Piero Portalupi…. photographer: second unit (as Pietro Portalupi)
Claude Renoir…. photographer: second unit
Bernie Abramson…. publicity photographer (uncredited)
Franco Di Giacomo…. camera operator (uncredited)
Gerry Fisher…. camera operator: UK (uncredited)
Sherman Kunkel…. assistant camera (uncredited)
Bob Penn…. still photographer (uncredited)

Casting Department
Stuart Lyons…. casting consultant

Costume and Wardrobe Department
Irene Sharaff…. costumes: Elizabeth Taylor
Wah Chang…. special headresses (uncredited)
Ed Wynigear…. wardrobe (uncredited)

Editorial Department
Leonard Doss…. color consultant

Music Department
Lionel Newman…. associate conductor
Alex North…. conductor
Henry Brant…. orchestrator (uncredited)
Herbert W. Spencer…. orchestrator (uncredited)
David Tamkin…. orchestrator (uncredited)

Transportation Department
Frank Khoury…. transportation (uncredited)

Other crew
Hermes Pan…. choreographer
Bill Batchelor…. publicist (uncredited)
Patricia Beattie…. stand-in: Elizabeth Taylor (uncredited)
Marie Devereux…. photo double: Elizabeth Taylor (uncredited)
Geoff Freeman…. unit publicist (uncredited)
Ralph M. Leo…. production accountant (uncredited)
Lucie Lichtig…. continuity (uncredited)
Elaine Schreyeck…. script supervisor (uncredited)

Production Companies
Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation (as Producers Pictures Corporation)
MCL Films S.A.
Walwa Films S.A.
Distributors
Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation (1963) (USA) (theatrical)
Fox Films (1963) (Finland) (theatrical)
P.P. Film Polski (1970) (Poland) (theatrical) (Polish subtitles)
American Broadcasting Company (ABC) (1972) (USA) (TV) (original airing) (pan/scan)
CBS/Fox Video (1985) (Belgium) (video)
CBS/Fox (1991) (USA) (video) (laserdisc)
20th Century Fox de Argentina (2004) (Argentina) (all media) (re-release)
Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation (2001) (USA) (VHS) (pan-and-scan)
Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment (2001) (USA) (DVD)
Gativideo (2004) (Argentina) (DVD)
Gativideo (2004) (Argentina) (VHS) (re-release)
20th Century Fox (1963) (France) (theatrical)
20th Century Fox Home Entertainment (200?) (Brazil) (DVD)
Abril Vídeo (19??) (Brazil) (VHS)
Fox Video (19??) (USA) (VHS) (pan/scan)
Gativideo (19??) (Argentina) (VHS)
Magnetic Video (????) (USA) (VHS)

Release: 25 September 1963 (France)

Source:
www.imdb.com/title/tt0056937/