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PG| 2 hr. 45 min.

Plot Summary
As Garibaldi's troops begin the unification of Italy in the 1860s, an aristocratic Sicilian family grudgingly adapts to the sweeping social changes undermining their way of life. Proud but pragmatic Prince Don Fabrizio Salina (Burt Lancaster) allows his war hero nephew, Tancredi (Alain Delon), to marry Angelica (Claudia Cardinale), the beautiful daughter of gauche, bourgeois Don Calogero, in order to maintain the family's accustomed level of comfort and political clout.

Cast: Burt Lancaster , Claudia Cardinale , Alain Delon , Paolo Stoppa , Rina Morelli , Romolo Valli , Terence Hill , Pierre Clémenti

Director: Luchino Visconti

Genres: Historical drama

Distributor: 20th Century Fox

The Leopard (1963)

Release Date: July 15th, 1963|2 hr. 45 min.

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  • 100
    San Francisco Chronicle

    One of the greatest of all epics. show more

  • 100
    Roger Ebert Chicago Sun-Times

    The Leopard was written by the only man who could have written it, directed by the only man who could have directed it, and stars the only man who could have played its title character. show more

  • 100
    Michael Wilmington Chicago Tribune

    Sumptuous and beautiful, suffused with a serene melancholy and deeply ambivalent love for a long-vanished past, Luchino Visconti's 1963 The Leopard is one of the greatest of all historical costume epics. show more

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