Alexander the Great
Country of Origin: United States
Production year: 1956
Director: Robert Rossen
Rating: Rating
UPC [Locale]: 027616-911995
Running time: 2:16 (136 Min.)
Casetype: Keep Case
Format: NTSC, Anamorphic Widescreen 2.35:1
DVD-Format: Single-Sided, Double-Layered
Released: October 19, 2004
Collection type: Owned (#2742)
Status: Available
Purchase date: October 25, 2004
Purchase price: Hidden
Review (movie): 7 / 10
Review (video): 0 / 10
Overview
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, Fredric March 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 his teacher, 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!
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Genres
Drama
Studios
Production Studios:
 • United Artists
 • Rossen Films
 • Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer
Media Companies:
 • MGM Home Entertainment
Audio format
English  Dolby Digital 2-Channel Stereo
French  Dolby Digital Mono
Spanish  Dolby Digital Mono
Subtitles
English
French
Spanish
Discs
# Description A B DS DL A DL B
1Main Feature
Features
 • Scene Access
 • Feature Trailers
 • Closed Captioned
Crew
Direction
Robert Rossen....Director
Writing
Robert Rossen....Writer
Production
Robert Rossen....Producer
Cinematography
Robert Krasker....Director of Photography
Film Editing
Ralph Kemplen....Film Editor
Music
Mario Nascimbene....Composer
Sound
Stanley D. Hawkes....Sound Editor
Gerald Hambling....Sound Editor
Art
André Andrejew....Art Director
David Ffolkes....Costume Designer
Cast
Richard Burton....Alexander
Fredric March....Philip of Macedonia
Claire Bloom....Barsine
Barry Jones....Aristotle
Harry Andrews....Darius
Stanley Baker....Attalus
Niall MacGinnis....Parmenio
Peter Cushing....Memnon
Michael Hordern....Demosthenes
Marisa De Leza....Eurydice
Gustavo Rojo....Cleitus
Ruben Rojo....Philotas
Peter Wyngarde....Pausanias
Helmut Dantine....Nectenabus
William Squire....Aeschenes
Frederick Ledebur....Antipater
Virgilio Teixeira....Ptolemy
Teresa Del Rio....Roxane
Julio Peña....Arsites
Jose Nieto....Spithridates
Carlos Baena....Nearchus
Larry Taylor....Perdiccas
Jose Marco....Harpalus
Ricardo Valle....Hephaestion
Carmen Carulla....Stateira
Jesus Luque....Aristander
Ramsay Ames....Drunken Woman
Ellen Rossen....Amytis
Carlos Acevedo....Ochus
Danielle Darrieux....Olympias
Manuel Arbó.... (uncredited)
Mario De Barrios.... (uncredited)
Sergio Orta.... (uncredited)
María Teresa Del Río.... (uncredited)