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Cleopatra
Also known as [Helen Gardner in Cleopatra]
(1912) American
B&W : Six reels
Directed by Charles L. Gaskill

Cast: Helen Gardner [Cleopatra], Mr. Sindelar, Harley Knoles, Mr. Waite, Mr. Howard, Miss Winter, Mr. Osborne, Miss Sindelar, Robert Gaillard

Helen Gardner Picture Players production; distributed on State Rights basis by United States Film Company. / Scenario by Charles L. Gaskill, from the play Cleopatre by Victorien Sardou and Émile Moreau and the play Antony and Cleopatra by William Shakespeare. Cinematography by Lucien Tainguy. / © 17 December 1912 by Helen Gardner [LU182]. Released 13 November 1912. / Standard 35mm spherical 1.37:1 format. / A contemporary news item credits Gaskill with the supervision of revisions to the film in 1917; modern sources credit the production supervision to J. Stuart Blackton. The film was released in the United Kingdom by H. Winik. The film was rereleased in 1918 on State Rights basis by the Cleopatra Film Company.

Drama: Historical.

Synopsis: Synopsis available in AFI-F1 n. F1.0720.

Survival status: Prints exist in the International Museum of Photography and Film at George Eastman House film archive [35mm positive]; and in private film collections [16mm reduction positives].

Current rights holder: Public domain.

Keywords: Ancient Egypt - Authors: William Shakespeare (1564?-1616) - Cleopatra - Conspiracy - Death: Suicide - History: Battle of Actium: 31 BC - History: Egypt - Infidelity - Roman Empire - Snakes

Listing updated: 18 March 2012.

References: AFI-F1 n. F1.0720; Ball-Shakespeare pp. 147-149, 151, 253, 339, 385; Blum-Silent p. 28; Everson-American pp. 57-58, 60, 368; Limbacher-Feature p. 46; Robertson-Guinness p. 7; Tarbox-Lost p. 144 : ClasIm-301 p. 17 : Website-GEH.

 

 
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