The Essentials
Octavian Taylor and Burton, Cleo and Marc Antony. Need more be said?
Only his hairdresser knows for sure.

Technical Details

Roddy McDowall as Octavian Director: Joseph L. Mankiewicz

Writer: Mankiewicz, Ranald MacDougall, Sidney Buchman, based on histories by Plutarch, Suetonius, Appian, and others, and "The Life and Times of Cleopatra" by C.M. Franzero

Production: 20CF

Cast: Elizabeth Taylor, Richard Burton, Rex Harrison, Pamela Brown, George Cole, Hume Cronyn, Cesare Danova, Kenneth Haigh, Andrew Keir, Martin Landau, Roddy McDowall, Robert Stephens, Francesca Annis, Gregoire Aslan, Martin Benson, Herbert Berghof, John Cairney, Jacqui Chan, Isabelle Cooley, John Doucette, Andrew Faulds, Michael Gwynn, Michael Hordern, John Hoyt, Marne Maitland, Carroll O'Connor, Richard O'Sullivan, Gwen Watford, Douglas Wilmer, Marina Berti, John Karlsen, Loris Loddi, Jean Marsh, Gin Mart, Furio Meniconi, Kenneth Nash, Del Russell, John Valva

Running time: 243 m. (edited to 222 m.)

The Missed Oscar: "[McDowall's] performance deserved an Oscar nomination as Best Supporting Actor, but his chances were accidentally ruined by the studio. Explains McDowall: 'An asterisk next to a name meant he or she has to be voted for as a leading player. Fox inadvertently put asterisks next to everybody's name. Anybody voted for in a supporting category was automatically disqualified.' The studio apologized in trade papers." — Films In Review, October 1988

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