Cleopatra

Revealing mistake: When Caesar's ship arrives in the Alexandria marketplace, he tells his men to "go marketing" rather than force their way through the crowd with swords. Rufio says "you're not serious?" He then silently mouths along with Caesar's reply, "We shall shop our way to the palace steps." (00:11:30)

Revealing mistake: Cleopatra rides a sphinx during her spectacular introductory parade in Rome. Just as the Sphinx is about to pass through the Roman arch, sunlight casts shadows of the open girder lattice behind the Arch's facade.

Factual error: The Forum shown in that film is smaller than in real life. Also, Cleopatra is shown passing through the Arc of Contantine, a monument that was built centuries after her death.

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Antony: Queens. Queens. Strip them naked as any other woman, they are no longer queens.
Rufio: It is also difficult to tell the rank of a naked general. Generals without armies are naked indeed.

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Trivia: The film was to have run six hours with two intermissions, but it was cut down to four with one.

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