1963, NR, 243 min. Directed by Joseph L. Mankiewicz. Starring Richard Burton, Elizabeth Taylor, Hume Cronyn, Martin Landau, Roddy McDowell, Rex Harrison.

REVIEWED By Marjorie Baumgarten, Thu., July 8, 1999

Taylor, Burton, and Harrison are sublime in this sweeping epic of love and nations, a film that also earned Oscars for its cinematography, art direction, special effects, and costumes.

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