Watch Antony and Cleopatra
- 2 hr 40 min
This cinematic production of William Shakespeare's Antony and Cleopatra was directed by Charlton Heston, who also played the role of Marc Antony. It earned high praise for excellent performances and sweeping, highly scenic cinematography. The plot revolves around Queen Cleopatra's seduction of Marc Antony following the loss of her lover and patron Julius Caesar, a murder victim. Reportedly filmed partly in Spain on a comparatively modest film budget, the production makes excellent use of panoramic shots to depict daily life in Egypt during the period of the Roman Empire. The talented cast includes John Castle, Freddy Jones, and Hildegarde Neil.