Julius Caesar 1953

Intelligent, careful and completely honest screen version of the famous Shakespeare historical drama. Director Joseph Mankiewicz has treated the original with great integrity, never allowing any "adapting for the screen" but depending solely on text and players to put it across. The result is one of the most memorable of all motion pictures, exciting, moving, and beautifully acted, especially by James Mason (as Brutus), John Gielgud (as Cassius). 1

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Books with substantial mentioning of Julius Caesar
David Thomson
Have you seen?, A personal introduction to 1,000 films
New York, 2008

Douglas Brode
Shakespeare in the Movies, From the Silent Era to Shakespeare in Love
Oxford, 2000

Robert F. Wilson, Jr.
Shakespeare in Hollywood, 1929 - 1956
Madison, NJ/London, 2000

James Robert Parish
Ghosts and Angels in Hollywood Films, Plots, Critiques, Casts and Credits for 264 Theatrical and Made-for-Television Releases
Jefferson, North Carolina, and London, 1994

Jean-Pierre Frimbois
Les 100 chefs-d'oeuvre du film historique
Alleur (Belgique), 1989

Tony Thomas
Marlon Brando und seine Filme
München, 1981

Clive Hirschhorn
The Films of James Mason
London, 1975
Books with an entry on Julius Caesar

Julius Caesar
United States 1953

Directed by

Tom Powers
Jack Raine
Ian Wolfe
Morgan Farley
Rhys Williams
Dayton Lummis
Paul Guilfoyle
Lumsden Hare
John Lupton
Oliver Blake
Dabbs Greer
Robert Fuller
Jack Perry


Running time:120 minutes
Country:United States

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