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Carry on Cleo (1964)

Presented in "Exoticolor", 1964's Carry on Cleo's alternate title is Caligula's Funniest Home videos. Why have I not seen this movie??... it sounds highlarious. "Infamy, infamy - they've all got it in for me!" Kenneth Williams' Julius Caesar is having a bad day  in this historical and hysterical take on the life and loves of Cleopatra, Queen of the Nile. 1960s British humor being what it was, you can guess the adventures of Sidney James' Mark Anthony as he cavorts with the gorgeous Amanda Barrie's sultry Cleopatra in ancient Rome.  

From 1958 to 1978 Sidney James and Kenneth Williams made 30 different "Carry On" films. Most were cheaply made, thinly plotted and hastily put together. This is one of the more "lavish" of these productions - with plenty of historical references to draw from. This is hardly a historical drama, in fact, the lobby card itself sums up the general feel of the flick with its' tagline, lol:

Bedlam on the Nile! While the characters and events in this story are based on actual characters and events certain liberties have been taken with Cleopatra. 

Take a peek at the trailer if you've got a minute - looks as cheeky as they come. I'll probably be buying this before it's all over. I'm such a sucker. I wonder if it's on Netflix...

Learn more about the movie at IMDB  •  Buy the movie at Amazon


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