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13 November 1953 (West Germany) See more »
The growing ambition of Julius Caesar is a source of major concern to his close friend Brutus. Cassius persuades him to participate in his plot to assassinate Caesar but they have both sorely underestimated Mark Antony. | Add synopsis »
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Directed by
David Bradley 
Writing credits
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David Bradley 
William Shakespeare  play

Produced by
David Bradley .... producer
Owen Davis .... producer
Robert Keigher .... producer
Original Music by
John Becker 
Chuck Zornig (uncredited)
Cinematography by
Louis McMahon 
Costume Design by
Katharine Bradley 
Makeup Department
Sam Needham .... makeup artist
Production Management
Robert Keigher .... production manager
Sound Department
Sherwin Cazanov .... sound effects
Sherwin Cazanov .... sound
Art Foy .... sound recordist
Camera and Electrical Department
Johnny Green .... lighting technician
Music Department
Grant Fletcher .... musical director
Other crew
Louis McMahon .... battle sequences

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106 min
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This marked the first time Charlton Heston would play Mark Antony. He would do so again twice more, in Julius Caesar (1970) and in Antony and Cleopatra (1972), which he also directed.See more »
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Butchered Caesar, 30 October 2012
Author: miss_lady_ice-853-608700 from United Kingdom

I couldn't make it through this butchered version of the play. Films of Shakespeare's plays are bound to have cuts but the cuts here have been done poorly, leading to a choppy version.

The cinematography is at some times interesting (as Brutus makes his funeral oration, we get a close-up of his bloody hands) and sometimes bizarre (as he does part of the oration, the camera shoots him upwards). There are a ridiculous amount of close-ups, probably to make the most of Cassius' creepy face.

David Bardley as Brutus is just bland. He's more like a Roderigo from Othello than a noble Roman. Completely ordinary and uncharismatic.

Charlton Heston probably fares best, although all his dignity goes out the window at the start, where he has to walk about in a baggy thong looking like Caesar's rent boy. He makes the funeral speech a little too ironic. Antony may be cleverer than he appears but he's not a total meanie.

All in all, don't bother watching this Caesar.

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