The aging Caesar finds himself intrigued by the young Egyptian queen. Adapted by George Bernard Shaw from his own play.
A gloriously spectacular but rather soulless adaptation of George Bernard Shaw's telling of the relationship between Julius Caesar (Claude Rains) and Cleopatra (Vivien Leigh). Cecil Parker and Flora Robson bring some vitality to this otherwise really rather stilted screenplay and Stewart Granger does his best to inject some action into this verbose theatrical enterprise. Great to look at; costumes and sets are first class but it's not quite got the vigour to carry it all off.