The New Pictures, Aug. 19, 1946

Caesar and Cleopatra (J. Arthur Rank-United Artists) cost the British $3 to $5 million (by pressagent accounting), and will be peddled in the U.S. as a spectacle. As spectacle, this Gabriel Pascal production does itself proud—from stupendous Technicolor replicas of Ptolemaic Egypt down to intimate studies of the young Queen's décolletage. But all the munificent movie art does not conceal art of a rarer, riper kind: the dialogue for this superspectacle was written by a great master of prose and of wit, George Bernard Shaw. By & large, the playing is worthy of...

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