MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Up 3,977 this week

Julius Caesar (1970)

G  |   |  Drama, History, War  |  26 November 1970 (Denmark)
6.1
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 6.1/10 from 1,054 users  
Reviews: 24 user | 15 critic

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 ... See full summary »

Director:

Writers:

(adaptation), (play)
0Check in
0Share...

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 32 titles
created 04 Oct 2013
 
a list of 40 titles
created 10 Nov 2013
 
a list of 42 titles
created 07 Dec 2013
 
a list of 46 titles
created 23 May 2014
 
a list of 33 titles
created 29 May 2014
 

Related Items

Search for "Julius Caesar" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Julius Caesar (1970)

Julius Caesar (1970) on IMDb 6.1/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Julius Caesar.

User Polls

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Drama | History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

After the murder of her lover Caesar, Egypt's queen Cleopatra needs a new ally. She seduces his probable successor Marc Antony. This develops into real love and slowly leads to a war with the other possible successor - Octavius.

Director: Charlton Heston
Stars: Charlton Heston, Hildegard Neil, Eric Porter
Julius Caesar (1953)
Drama | History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

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.

Director: Joseph L. Mankiewicz
Stars: Louis Calhern, Marlon Brando, James Mason
Julius Caesar (TV Movie 1984)
Drama | History | Music
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
Director: John Michael Phillips
Stars: Janet Baker, Valerie Masterson, Sarah Walker
Caesar (TV Movie 2002)
Biography | Drama | History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

Twenty year-old Julius Caeser flees Rome for his life during the reign of Sulla but through skill and ambition rises four decades later to become Rome's supreme dictator.

Director: Uli Edel
Stars: Jeremy Sisto, Richard Harris, Christopher Walken
Julius Caesar (2010)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
Director: Patrick J. Donnelly
Stars: Marci Adilman, Kathleen Brower, Randy Harrison
Biography | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

The movie chronicles the events of history's "man of mystery," Rasputin. Although not quite historically accurate and little emphasis is put on the politics of the day, Rasputin's rise to ... See full summary »

Director: Don Sharp
Stars: Christopher Lee, Barbara Shelley, Richard Pasco
Julius Caesar (TV Movie 1979)
Drama | History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

The assassination of the would be ruler of Rome at the hands of Brutus and company has tragic consequences for Brutus and the republic.

Director: Herbert Wise
Stars: Richard Pasco, Charles Gray, Keith Michell
Biography | Drama | History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

The life and military conquests of Alexander III of Macedon (20/21 July 356 - 10/11 June 323 BC), commonly known as Alexander the Great.

Director: Robert Rossen
Stars: Richard Burton, Fredric March, Claire Bloom
Action | Adventure
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

A young swordsman comes to Paris and faces villains, romance, adventure and intrigue with three Musketeer friends.

Director: Richard Lester
Stars: Oliver Reed, Raquel Welch, Richard Chamberlain
Action | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

Grisly strangulations in London alert Nayland Smith of Scotland Yard to the possibility that fiendish Fu Manchu may not after all be dead, even though Smith witnessed his execution. A ... See full summary »

Director: Don Sharp
Stars: Christopher Lee, Nigel Green, Joachim Fuchsberger
I, Monster (1971)
Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

Christopher Lee stars in the Amicus production of "Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde" where the names have been changed to Dr. Marlowe and Mr. Blake. Lee as Dr. Marlowe experiments with intravenous ... See full summary »

Director: Stephen Weeks
Stars: Christopher Lee, Peter Cushing, Mike Raven
Julius Caesar (2011)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  

William Shakespeare's epic tale of conspiracy, loyalty and betrayal. Rome is destroyed, their world has crumbled, but life must go on. Survival drives people in a broken world, where ... See full summary »

Directors: Adam Lee Hamilton, John Montegrande
Stars: Jordan Daws, Paul Syrstad, Saul Matlock
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
...
...
...
...
...
...
...
Jill Bennett ...
Derek Godfrey ...
David Dodimead ...
Marcus Lepidus
...
David Neal ...
Preston Lockwood ...
John Moffatt ...
Edit

Storyline

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. Written by GusF

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

No grander Caesar... No greater cast!

Genres:

Drama | History | War

Certificate:

G | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

 »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

26 November 1970 (Denmark)  »

Also Known As:

Júlio César  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

(Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

John Gielgud (Julius Caesar) previously played Cassius in Julius Caesar (1953). See more »

Goofs

During the opening victory parade, there is a llama following an elephant. Llamas are not native to any place accessible to the Roman Empire. See more »

Connections

Version of An Honourable Murder (1960) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Eying Each Other
6 April 2006 | by (Buffalo, New York) – See all my reviews

One of the things that I always thought about Julius Caesar is that in the life of one of the great movers and shakers of the ancient world, he's merely a figure in which all kinds of people at the end are busy weaving their schemes around, be it his death or his conferred immortality.

Antony and Brutus are each worried about their place in Caesar's affections and Brutus figures he's lost out to Antony. It makes him an easy mark for Cassius's plots. After the dirty deed of assassination is done, it's Antony and Octavius though they are teaming up against the conspirators, you can tell both in this version and in the better Fifties version that MGM put out that they will soon be at odds.

Charlton Heston is a strong Antony here, but unfortunately for the play to succeed you need an equally strong Brutus. That's not what you get in Jason Robards, Jr. For a man who in his time was considered the greatest interpreter of Eugene O'Neill, when it comes to Shakespeare the man was out of his league. No reflection on him, everyone has casting limitations.

A real good interpreter of the Bard who played Cassius back in 1954 plays Caesar here. John Gielgud is equally fine in both versions. And Richard Johnson and Robert Vaughn are superb as conspirators Cassius and Casca. And Richard Chamberlain who was trying very hard to shed his Dr. Kildare image is fine as the cunning Octavian who Antony ultimately underestimates.

Charlton Heston in his memoirs takes blame for casting Robards and Robards himself realized he was miscast. Oddly enough in that earlier version James Mason as Brutus was the best one in the film.


17 of 24 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Time Machine: What 60s Actor Would You Like as Brutus? vox-sane
Dialogue BTCobos
Soundtrack caymancic
Why do young people hate this? letyspyro
Discuss Julius Caesar (1970) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?