Antony and Cleopatra

Antony and Cleopatra

Charlton Heston (1972)

138min
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Review

Our Score
Charlton Heston played Mark Antony in 1949, then again in 1970, both times in film versions of Julius Caesar. Here he begs comparisons with Olivier by directing and starring in an adaptation of the other Shakespeare play in which the character appears. Heston's long experience in epic movies holds him in good stead: the picture has an undeniable grandeur, while the English cast members are all excellent. Chuck's Antony is a bit of a pontificating bore, however, and Hildegard Neil isn't up to the role of Cleopatra. Buffs will notice that Heston raids Ben-Hur for some footage of Roman sea battles.

Cast & Crew

Antony Charlton Heston
Cleopatra Hildegard Neil
Enobarbus Eric Porter
Octavius Caesar John Castle
Lepidus Fernando Rey
Alexas Juan Luis Galiardo
Octavia Carmen Sevilla
Pompey Freddie Jones
Charmian Jane Lapotaire
Director Charlton Heston
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Other Information

Language: EnglishColourTheatrical distributor: Folio Films Ltd