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  Theda Bara.
Photograph: Silent Era image collection.
(1917) American
B&W : Eleven reels
Directed by

Cast: Theda Bara [Cleopatra], Thurston Hall [Antony], Fritz Leiber [Julius Caesar], Albert Roscoe [Pharon], Herschel Mayall [Ventidius], Dorothy Drake [Charmian], Dell Duncan [Iras], Henri de Vries [Octavius Caesar], Art Acord [Kephren], Hector V. Sarno [the messenger], Genevieve Blinn [Octavia], Violet Mersereau

Fox Film Corporation production; distributed by Fox Film Corporation [Fox Standard Picture; A Theda Bara Super Production]. / Scenario by Adrian Johnson, from the play Antony and Cleopatra by William Shakespeare, the play Julius Caesar by William Shakespeare, and the play Cléopâtre by Victorien Sardou and Émile Moreau. Cinematography by Rial Schellinger, John W. Boyle and George Schneiderman. Edited by Edward McDermott. Music score adapted by Nicola Donatelli and George Rubenstein. Presented by William Fox. / © 14 October 1917 by William Fox [LP11579]. Premiered 14 October 1917 at the Lyric Theatre in New York, New York. / Standard 35mm spherical 1.37:1 format.

Drama: Historical.

Synopsis: Synopsis available in AFI-F1 n. F1.0721.

Survival status: The film is presumed lost : Anthony Slide submitted a few feet of the film (the only known footage) to the George Eastman Museum film archive for preservation.

Current rights holder: Public domain.

Keywords: Authors: William Shakespeare (1564?-1616) - History: Egypt - People: Cleopatra

Listing updated: 18 March 2012.

References: AFI-F1 n. F1.0721; Ball-Shakespeare pp. 148, 239, 253, 367, 386; Card-Seductive p. 103; Everson-American p. 369; Higashi-Virgins p. 56; Katchmer-Eighty p. 6; Keylin-NYTimes p. 54; Kobal-Fifty p. 17; Lahue-Collecting p. 15; Leish-Cinema p. 29; Maeder-Hollywood pp. 44, 46, 198; McCaffrey-Guide pp. 17, 18; Sinyard-Silent pp. 79, 181; Smith-Epic p. 251; Thompson-Lost pp. xiv, xvii, 68; Vermilye-Twenties p. 132.

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