• United Kingdom
  • 1945
  • 128 minutes
  • Color
  • 1.33:1
  • English
  •  

Vivien Leigh and Claude Rains pop off the screen in vivid Technicolor in Gabriel Pascal’s version of Shaw’s 1901 play about love and politics in ancient Rome and Egypt. At the time the most expensive British film ever produced (complete with real imported Egyptian sand), Caesar and Cleopatra is a lavish epic, featuring standout performances by its two stars.

Film Essays

Eclipse Series 20: George Bernard Shaw on Film

By Bruce EderFebruary 25, 2010

MAJOR BARBARA: STAGE TO SCREEN It was one of the most improbable linkups in the history of . . . Read more »

Film Essays

Eclipse Series 20: George Bernard Shaw on Film

By Bruce EderFebruary 25, 2010

MAJOR BARBARA: STAGE TO SCREEN It was one of the most improbable linkups in the history of . . . Read more »


Interviews

By George: An Interview with Project Shaw’s David Staller

January 26, 2010

Today, most people’s knowledge of George Bernard Shaw doesn’t extend much further than his . . . Read more »


Clippings

George Bernard Shaw’s Happy Endings

December 14, 2009

Almost sixty years ago, George Bernard Shaw died at age ninety-four, leaving behind an . . . Read more »