A review of CLEOPATRA (1912)

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Louis Reeves Harrison, a leading movie critic, wrote this of Gardner’s portrayal of the Egyptian queen:  “It does not require any special delicacy of perception or exceptional cultivation of taste to discern the intensity of her impersonation. It is full of varied moods as the character of Cleopatra must have been, at one time the incarnation of tigerish ferocity, at another imbued with the seductive languor and delightful enervation of tropic temperament. With all the witchcraft of a worldly woman and all the wondrous charm of a naturally beautiful one, she holds the eye every moment she is on the scene . . . “ (November 30, 1912, Moving Picture World.)  Stay tuned for more!

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