Alexander the Great

Factual error: Alexander's copy of Homer is a codex, or bound book, not invented for another 400 years or much used for 600 years.

Continuity mistake: When Alexander pushes his wife onto the bed, she rips the Egyptian scarab ring off his finger and throws it across the room. And in the following shot, both of them still on the bed, is a close-up of her gently touching the same scarab ring - which is still on his finger.

Continuity mistake: After the battle Phillip is celebrating on top of a rock. He is shouting, "Phillip the barbarian!" A dead soldier in yellow is laying face-up with his head toward the camera. In another shot, as Alexander approaches Phillip you can see the dead soldier has moved over to the left and his head is pointing to the viewer's left near another dead soldier. In the final shot as Alexander and Phillip leave the rock, you can see the soldier in his original location. (00:45:00)

Trivia: Danielle Darrieux plays Richard Burton's mother in this film. Darrieux (born 1917) was only eight years older than Burton (born 1925).

Alexander: It is men who endure toil and dare dangers that achieve glorious deeds. And it is a lovely thing to live with courage and to die leaving behind an everlasting renown.

Philip of Macedonia: Alexander. In your first act as regent, send your mother away.
Alexander: Exile my mother?
Philip of Macedonia: Back to her kinsman in Epirus, she'll be happy there.
Alexander: Is that the cost of my prove to you?
Philip of Macedonia: How do you think I came to power? My own two brothers.
Alexander: I know, you slew them, you want me to do that too?

Philip of Macedonia: Alexander, you have my temper.
Alexander: I know.
Philip of Macedonia: And my ambition, more I think. Alexandroplis? At least wait until I die first. hahahaha.

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