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Julius Caesar (1970)

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.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
... Mark Antony
... Brutus
... Julius Caesar (as Sir John Gielgud)
... Cassius
... Casca
... Octavius Caesar
... Portia
... Artemidorus
Jill Bennett ... Calpurnia
Derek Godfrey ... Decius Brutus
David Dodimead ... Lepidus
... Metellus Cimber
... Cinna the Conspirator
Preston Lockwood ... Trebonius
... Popilius Lena
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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

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28 May 1970 (Australia)  »

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Júlio César  »

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Michael Gough (Metellus Cimber) previously played Cassius in World Theatre: Julius Caesar (1959), which was likewise directed by Stuart Burge. See more »

Goofs

During the murder in the Senate, the blood on Gaio Giulio Cesare's face shifts position, color, and at times entirely disappears between shots. See more »

Quotes

Julius Caesar: Let me have men about me that are fat; Sleek-headed men, and such as sleep o' nights. Yond Cassius has a lean and hungry look; He thinks too much: such men are dangerous.
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Version of Roméo et Juliette (1973) See more »

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Flawed, faithful and pierced by brilliance
15 December 2003 | by See all my reviews

I shall not cavil: Julius Caesar is my favourite Shakespearean play and i can bore anyone to tears by reciting great chunks of it. My dear wife may love Hamlet, but for me it is Caesar; I have loved this play since I was in elementary school, and had the great joy of seeing it in 1966 at Stratford Ontario with a brilliant young Bruno Gerussi as Antony: there was a lively Antony to make Brando's look somnambulant. Given my love for the play, I await the day that some computer genius releases this version having excised poor Jason Robarts and inserted James Mason from the Brando movie. According to some reports, Robarts (and actor whom I admired tremendously) was very simply drunk out of his mind for the filming of this motion picture. He does an excellent job for someone sloshed; sad, because as we see from his other work, he could have been a fine Brutus, though perhaps a better Cassius. But it is Heston who shines as Antony. Where Brando methodically plays Antony as Brando (with hints of his future Fletcher Christian), Heston *is* Antony, fearlessly playing the manipulative, self-serving (anti-)hero. Just listen to his dismissive "So is my horse, Octavius" to hear a true master at work. A flawed but faithful Julius Caesar.


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