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    Wrapping up a war council as he occupies Egypt, Caesar (Rex Harrison) learns from mute Flavius (George Cole) that he’s been sent a gift, brought by Apollodorus (Cesare Danova), containing the title character (Elizabeth Taylor), the deposed queen out to win his support, in Cleopatra, 1963.

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