Saturday, January 25, 2020

Caesar and Cleopatra (1945): Vivien Leigh and Claude Rains

Caesar and Cleopatra. 1945. Vivien Leigh and Claude Rains
     Directed by Gabriel Pascal, adapted from the play by George Bernard Shaw, Caesar and Cleopatra (1945) is an enjoyable production all around. Vivien Leigh stars as Cleopatra alongside Claude Rains as Julius Caesar. The plot is a sort of philosophical coming of age tale, with Julius Caesar taking control of Alexandria, Egypt and teaching Cleopatra how to rule as a Queen. The cast does a wonderful job.

Caesar and Cleopatra. 1945. Vivien Leigh

Caesar and Cleopatra. 1945. Vivien Leigh and Claude Rains

Caesar and Cleopatra. 1945. Vivien Leigh and Claude Rains

Caesar and Cleopatra. 1945. Vivien Leigh and Claude Rains

Caesar and Cleopatra. 1945. Vivien Leigh and Claude Rains

Caesar and Cleopatra. 1945. Vivien Leigh and Claude Rains

Caesar and Cleopatra. 1945. Vivien Leigh and Claude Rains

Caesar and Cleopatra. 1945. Vivien Leigh and Claude Rains

Caesar and Cleopatra. 1945. Vivien Leigh and Claude Rains

Caesar and Cleopatra. 1945. Vivien Leigh and Claude Rains

Caesar and Cleopatra. 1945. Vivien Leigh and Claude Rains

Caesar and Cleopatra. 1945. Vivien Leigh and Claude Rains

Caesar and Cleopatra. 1945. Vivien Leigh and Claude Rains

Caesar and Cleopatra. 1945. Vivien Leigh and Claude Rains

Caesar and Cleopatra. 1945. Vivien Leigh and Claude Rains

Caesar and Cleopatra. 1945. Vivien Leigh and Claude Rains

Caesar and Cleopatra. 1945. Vivien Leigh and Claude Rains

Caesar and Cleopatra. 1945. Vivien Leigh and Claude Rains

Caesar and Cleopatra. 1945. Vivien Leigh and Claude Rains

Caesar and Cleopatra. 1945. Vivien Leigh and Claude Rains

Caesar and Cleopatra. 1945. Vivien Leigh and Claude Rains

Caesar and Cleopatra. 1945. Vivien Leigh and Claude Rains

Caesar and Cleopatra. 1945. Vivien Leigh and Claude Rains