Carry On Cleo. Cleopatra (Amanda Barrie). Copyright: Peter Rogers Productions.

Carry On Cleo

1964 British comedy film about Antony and Cleopatra. Stars Sid James, Kenneth Williams, Kenneth Connor, Charles Hawtrey, Joan Sims and others.

Carry On Cleo. Caesar (Kenneth Williams). Copyright: Peter Rogers Productions.

Carry On Cleo

The Carry On team take on ancient history and the big-budget film Cleopatra. Caesar's plan goes awry when Antony is captivated by Cleopatra

Genre
Film
Released
1964
Starring
Sid James, Kenneth Williams, Kenneth Connor, Charles Hawtrey, Joan Sims, Jim Dale, Amanda Barrie, Victor Maddern and others
Writer
Talbot Rothwell
Director
Gerald Thomas
Producer
Peter Rogers

Disquiet is growing in Rome. Caesar's been away for three years, but despite expanding the empire across Gaul and into Britain - supplying Rome with an ever-expanding range of fresh foods, products, and slaves - neither his family nor the Senate are impressed, and plans are afoot to assassinate him.

Egypt, meanwhile, is in a precarious state. Word reaches Caesar that Ptolemy is planning to usurp his sister Cleopatra as Pharoah - something that would throw the region into disarray.

Returning hastily to Rome with his latest bunch of captured slaves in tow, the Emperor immediately dispatches his top general and loyal friend Mark Antony to Egypt, where he is tasked with taking power of the region.

Unfortunately for Caesar, the general's plans are thrown into disarray when he lays his eyes upon the beautiful Pharoah, and is immediatley taken under her spell...

Production Details

Tagline
The funniest film since 54 B.C.
Part of

Carry On Films

UK certificate
A
Duration
92 minutes
Release date
Thursday 17th December 1964
Premiere
November 1964
Production company
Laugh track
None

Broadcast details

Last repeat
Wednesday 13th February 2019 at 4:55pm on Film4

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