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Fierce military commander, magnificent warrior, world conqueror. Legendary Macedonian hero Alexander the Great is celebrated in this definitive film about his tumultuous life. Richard Burton, FredricMarch and Claire Bloom lead a "remarkable cast" (Leonard Maltin) of thousands in this epic film that seamlessly blends spectacular action, vivid character portrayals and an age-old tale of wisdom, blood and glory! Alexander (Burton) is a man torn by conflict between the lofty wisdom of histeacher, Aristotle (Barry Jones), loyalty to his warrior father (March) and his own grand design for world domination. In a turbulent world of political unrest, this ambitious young man must rise above all conflict to unite the continents of Europe and Asia and become one of the most celebrated rulers of all time!
A bit corny but quite engaging, once I got over the sight of Richard Burton in a blond wig. A silly romantic rivalry in parallel with the military confrontation with Memnon of... Read morePublished 4 months ago by physics student
Movie okay (50's style). But we only watched a few minutes as sound wasn't good, although actors spoke fairly clearly. No closed captions, which we needed, so gave up.Published 5 months ago by Ellie
Got this to watch with my nine-year-old, to augment her world history class. Am glad I did. This mid-twentieth century production is not infected with modern Hollywood's sick... Read morePublished 6 months ago by jdc, sr.
In this 2 hour and 16 minute, 1956, single DVD disc, is a portrayl of a historical human figure, that was taught by a conniving, superstitious, mother and actually thought... Read morePublished 7 months ago by Nina
One of the best movies of all time!!!
The film's historical accuracy is enlightening, and the young Richard Burton's acting is commanding, but it is Frederick March who... Read more
My favorite movie of all time. There hasn't been a better since.Published 11 months ago by Duke Cortez