A Queen for Caesar

A Queen for Caesar (Italian: Una regina per Cesare, French: Cléopâtre une reine pour César) is a 1962 Italian-French historical drama film directed by Piero Pierotti and Victor Tourjansky and starring Pascale Petit, George Ardisson and Rik Battaglia. It is set in Egypt in 48 BC. Unlike other films about Caesar and Cleopatra, this film focuses entirely on the dynastic struggle within Egypt leading up to the arrival of Caesar, and in fact, we only see him in the closing scene of the film when he arrives at the Ptolemaic Palace in Alexandria.

A Queen for Caesar
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Directed byPiero Pierotti
Victor Tourjansky
Produced byGiorgio Venturini
Alberto Chimenz
Pier Ludovico Pavoni
Written byFulvio Gicca Palli
Arrigo Montanari
StarringPascale Petit
George Ardisson
Rik Battaglia
Music byMichel Michelet
CinematographyAngelo Lotti
Pier Ludovico Pavoni
Edited byLuciano Cavalieri
Production
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C.F.P.C.
Filmes Cinematografica
Release date
22 December 1962
Running time
100 minutes
CountryFrance
Italy
LanguageItalian

This film was It was shot at the Incir De Paolis Studios in Rome. 20th Century Fox bought the rights for the film to keep it out of release lest it compete with their own Elizabeth Taylor Cleopatra.[1]

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  1. ^ p.173 Hatchuel, Sarah Shakespeare and the Cleopatra/Caesar Intertext: Sequel, Conflation, Remake Rowman & Littlefield, 16/07/2011

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