Cleopatra was directed by J. Gordon Edwards and starred Theda Bara in the title role. Fritz Leiber, Sr. played Julius Caesar and Thurston Hall played Mark Antony. It was one of the most elaborate Hollywood films ever produced up to that time, with particularly lavish sets and costumes. According to the studio, the film cost $500,000 to make and employed 2,000 people behind the scenes. The story of this silent film was very loosely based on the plot of William Shakespeare's Antony and Cleopatra. Theda Bara appeared in a variety of fantastic costumes, some quite risqué. The film was a great...
|Release date:||October 14, 1917|
|Directed by:||J. Gordon Edwards|
|Editor:||Edward M. McDermott|
|Music by:||José Martínez|
|Cinematography:||John W. Boyle, Rial Schellinger, George Schneiderman|
|Screenplay by:||H. Rider Haggard, Victorien Sardou, Adrian Johnson, Émile Moreau|
|Adapted from:||Antony and Cleopatra|