Alexander the Great Movie Review 1955

Information and Film Reviews for Alexander the Great the Movie

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A lavish epic about the legendary Greek conqueror of the fourth century B.C., which provides Burton a rare chance at an adventure role. Here we find Alexander is the product of a dysfunctional royal family who hopes to create an idealized world modeled after Greek culture to make up for the love he lacks from daddy. This he does by conquering everything before dying at the age of 33. The great cast helps to overcome the sluggish pacing of the spectacle, while numerous battle scenes featuring loads of spears and arrows are staged effectively.

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Available on VHS, DVD
Running time 135 minutes.

Cast and Crew

Genres
Historical Drama, Biopics: Military, Big-Budget Bombs, Big Battles, War, General, Greece--Ancient
Cast
Richard Burton, Fredric March, Claire Bloom, Harry Andrews, Peter Cushing, Danielle Darrieux, Helmut Dantine
Cinematography
Robert Krasker
Director
Robert Rossen
Producer
Rossen Films, United Artists

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