Cleopatra (Vivien Leigh) hasn’t been on the throne of the pharaohs of Egypt very long when Julius Caesar (Claude Rains) pays a visit. Caesar finds the prospect of romance more tempting than he expected, since Cleopatra is a rare woman who is bright as well as beautiful. And for Cleopatra, a friendly relationship with the most powerful man in the world may pay dividends in the future. Also with Stuart Granger, Michael Rennie (as a centurion) and Roger Moore (007) in an uncredited role.
This film was described as a “box office stinker” at the time and virtually ended director Gabriel Pascal’s career.