The film is the historical and poetical drama of Queen Cleopatra of Egypt who wants to stabilize her power by using the tensions in the Roman Empire. Due to her beauty Julius Caesar as well as Marc Antony, his oponent, fall in love with her but Cleopatra deceides for the wrong side and loses in the end all; and Egypt is being integrated into the Roman Empire.
- Elizabeth Taylor.....Cleopatra
- Richard Burton.....Mark Antony
- Rex Harrison.....Julius Caesar
- Pamela Brown.....High Priestess
- George Cole.....Flavius
- Hume Cronyn.....Sosigenes