‘Cleopatra’ — Everything that could go wrong did go wrong

The spectacle is impressive, but the 1963 film’s troubles are just as evident

Elizabeth Taylor stars as the title character in the 1963 film “Cleopatra,” which was nominated for nine Academy Awards, although her performance was overlooked. Photo courtesy of 20th Century Fox

By Todd Hill

rain wrecks — no film studio has gone without them. From a distance, all runaway movies look more or less the same.