CLEOPATRA (1963)
1963, 20th Century Fox, 248 min, USA, Dir: Joseph Mankiewicz

Cleopatra (Elizabeth Taylor) attempts to secure her power as Queen of Egypt by charming Julius Caesar (Rex Harrison) and Mark Antony (Richard Burton) with whom she has a stormy love affair, but Egypt is finally integrated into the Roman Empire. Directed and co-written by Joseph Mankiewicz, this epic historical drama boasts spectacular sets and costumes that must be seen. Cleopatra's spectacular entry into Rome with her golden Sphinx pulled by thousands is a real cinematic moment!


SUDDENLY, LAST SUMMER
1959, Sony Repertory, 114 min, USA, Dir: Joseph Mankiewicz

Director Joseph Mankiewicz’s version of Tennessee Williams’ notorious play stars Montgomery Clift as a famous New Orleans brain surgeon who uncovers wild tales of homosexuality and cannibalism when called in to operate on Catharine Holly (Elizabeth Taylor) by her aunt Violet Venable (Katharine Hepburn).


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