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Antony and Cleopatra
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Antony and Cleopatra

Director: Charlton Heston, Hildegard Neil, Eric Porter, John Castle

Cast: Charlton Heston, Hildegard Neil, Eric Porter, John Castle

 
Bringing Shakespeare's Antony and Cleopatra was a long-standing dream project for Charlton Heston, who directs as well as stars. Hampered by a nonexistent budget, Heston and his fellow troupers serve up a production that would do justice to a good touring company. The film soars whenever the actors soliloquize in close-up, but falls down badly whenever an

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Bringing Shakespeare's Antony and Cleopatra was a long-standing dream project for Charlton Heston, who directs as well as stars. Hampered by a nonexistent budget, Heston and his fellow troupers serve up a production that would do justice to a good touring company. The film soars whenever the actors soliloquize in close-up, but falls down badly whenever an ensemble scene is required. Though Hildegarde Neil is merely an adequate Cleopatra, Eric Porter is brilliant as Enobarbus, rendering the fabled "barge she sat on" speech with eloquent panache. All in all, Antony and Cleopatra deserved a better distribution than it received (except for an occasional TV presentation, the film was never released in the US).

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All Movie Guide - Hal Erickson
Bringing Shakespeare's Antony and Cleopatra was a long-standing dream project for Charlton Heston, who directs as well as stars. Hampered by a nonexistent budget, Heston and his fellow troupers serve up a production that would do justice to a good touring company. The film soars whenever the actors soliloquize in close-up, but falls down badly whenever an ensemble scene is required. Though Hildegarde Neil is merely an adequate Cleopatra, Eric Porter is brilliant as Enobarbus, rendering the fabled "barge she sat on" speech with eloquent panache. All in all, Antony and Cleopatra deserved a better distribution than it received (except for an occasional TV presentation, the film was never released in the US).

Product Details

Release Date:
03/29/2011
UPC:
0883929174133
Original Release:
1972
Rating:
NR
Source:
Warner Home Video
Region Code:
1
Presentation:
[Wide Screen]
Time:
2:28:00
Sales rank:
18,352

Special Features

The making of Anthony and Cleopatra with filmmaker Fraser C. Heston

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Charlton Heston Marc Antony
Hildegard Neil Cleopatra
Eric Porter Enobarbus
John Castle Octavius Caesar
Fernando Rey Lepidus
Garrick Hagan Eros
Fred Jones Pompey
Alba Schoolmaster
Juan Luis Galiardo Alexas
Aldo Sambrell Ventidius
Carmen Sevilia Octavia
Peter Arne Menas
Luis Barboo Varrius
Fernando Bilbao Menecrates
Warren Clarke Scarus
Roger Delgado Soothsayer
Julian Glover Proculeius
Sancho Gracia Canidius
John Hallam Thidias
Jane Lapotaire Charmian
Jose Manuel Martin Guard
Joe Melia 1st Messenger
Monica Peterson Iras
Emiliano Redondo Mardian
Felipe Solano Soldier
Manolo Otero Sentry
Douglas Wilmer Agrippa
Augusto Alguero Conductor
John Scott Conductor

Technical Credits
Charlton Heston Director,Screenwriter
Jose Maria Alarcon Art Director
Augusto Alguero Score Composer
José Alguero Art Director
Eric Boyd-Perkins Editor
Rafael Pacheco Cinematographer
Maurice Pelling Producer,Production Designer
John Scott Score Composer
Julio Sempere Asst. Director
Peter Snell Producer

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