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Two Nights With Cleopatra
     

Two Nights With Cleopatra

Director: Mario Mattoli,

Cast: Gianni Cavalieri, Carlo Dale, Riccardo Garrone

 

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In this Italian bedroom farce, the lusty "Queen of the Nile" is determined to be with her lover, Marc Antony, before he heads off to war. Unfortunately, she has been assigned a new guard. She made love to her previous guard and he ended up executed as had several guards before him. Her new guard does not know this. To see Marc, she has a slave girl impersonate her

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In this Italian bedroom farce, the lusty "Queen of the Nile" is determined to be with her lover, Marc Antony, before he heads off to war. Unfortunately, she has been assigned a new guard. She made love to her previous guard and he ended up executed as had several guards before him. Her new guard does not know this. To see Marc, she has a slave girl impersonate her while she sneaks out. Upon her surreptitious return, she sees the guard making love to her double. The other guards are surprised to see the fellow alive the next day. He proves a useful fellow by saving the queen from a killer. He then saves the queen's imposter from the dungeon. Though the queen tries to seduce him, the guard finds life more appealing than love and demures. Instead he and the slave escape together where they make happy love for many years.

Editorial Reviews

All Movie Guide - Craig Butler
If a sex comedy is going to work, it better have a sexy presence at its core, and that Two Nights with Cleopatra certainly does: the voluptuous, sensuous, delectable Sophia Loren, looking here as if she could devour the stoutest man in the wink of an eye. Cleopatra is darn lucky it has La Loren around, because without her the film would be a big fat zero, Even with her, Cleopatra is nothing to write home about and takes a sincere dedication to the star to stay with this silly trifle through its short 78-minute running time. The Ruggero Maccari-Ettore Scola screenplay is a terrible yawn, the kind of enterprise that seems to say "Okay, we've got a commoner/Queen twin set-up and we have sex, so let's forget about anything else and let the story take care of itself." It's sloppy and predictable, and though there are definitely laughs, there are not nearly enough of them. Leading male Alberto Sordi is also a problem, a relentless performer who quickly becomes grating. But fortunately there's Loren, who only has to flash those beauteous eyes to make one forget -- momentarily, at least -- the film that surrounds her.

Product Details

Release Date:
02/24/2015
UPC:
0737088096228
Original Release:
1954
Rating:
PG
Source:
Shadowplay Mod
Presentation:
[Full Frame]
Time:
1:18:00
Sales rank:
12,323

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Gianni Cavalieri Actor
Carlo Dale Actor
Riccardo Garrone Actor
Alberto Talegalli Actor
Nando Bruno Actor
Giacomo Furia Actor
Sophia Loren Cleopatra/Nisca
Ettore Manni Marc Antony
Paul Muller Tortul
Emilio Petacci Actor
Alberto Sordi Cesarino
Rolf Tasna Guard Officer

Technical Credits
Mario Mattoli Director
Dino de Laurentiis Producer
Ruggero Maccari Screenwriter
Riccardo Pallottini Cinematographer
Carlo Ponti Producer
Gaia Romanini Costumes/Costume Designer
Ettore Scola Screenwriter
Karl Struss Cinematographer
Armando Trovajoli Score Composer

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