Main title from Julius Caesar (1953) (2)

Julius Caesar

(1953)

1 1 1 1 1
| Film | USA | B&W | Drama, History | 2h |
U
| Stars: Marlon Brando, James Mason, John Gielgud | Director: Joseph L Mankiewicz

Cassius and Brutus lead the conspirators who murder Caesar, but are themselves routed by Mark Antony

Cast

(28)
Marlon Brando
Mark Antony
British actor James Mason wears a black dinner jacket and bow tie
Brutus
British actor, John Gielgud, a GB star
Cassius
Louis Calhern
Julius Caesar
Edmond O’Brien
Casca
Greer Garson
Calpurnia
George Macready
Marullus
Michael Pate
Flavius
Richard Hale
Soothsayer
Alan Napier
Cicero
John Hoyt
Decius Brutus
Tom Powers
Metellus Cimber
William Cottrell
Cinna
Jack Raine
Trebonius
Ian Wolfe
Caius Ligarius
Morgan Farley
Artemidorus
William Phipps
Servant to Antony
Douglass Watson
Octavius Caesar
Douglass Dumbrille
Lepidus
Rhys Williams
Lucilius
Michael Ansara
Pindarus
Dayton Lummis
Messala
Paul Guilfoyle
Citizen of Rome
Edmund Purdom
Strato
Lawrence Dobkin
Citizen of Rome
Jo Gilbert
Citizen of Rome
John Hardy
Lucius
+ Show full cast (18 more)

Reviews

(1)

Straightforward, rather leaden presentation of Shakespeare’s play, lit by effective moments in the acting, but the sudden change from talk to battle is not smoothed over. (Halliwell’s)

See also

Pictures

(19)
Main title from Julius Caesar (1953) (17). ‘Upon Caesar’s return to Rome, after defeating Pompey in the civil war, his countrymen chose him a fourth time consul and then dictator for life… thus he became odious to moderate men through the extravagance of the titles and powers that were heaped upon him.’ Plutarch’s Lives
Main title from Julius Caesar (1953) (16). Directed by Joseph L Mankiewicz
Main title from Julius Caesar (1953) (15). Produced by John Houseman
Main title from Julius Caesar (1953) (14)
Main title from Julius Caesar (1953) (13)
Main title from Julius Caesar (1953) (12)
Main title from Julius Caesar (1953) (11)
Main title from Julius Caesar (1953) (10). George Macready, Michael Pate, Richard Hale, Alan Napier, John Hoyt, Tom Powers, William Cottrell, Jack Raine
Main title from Julius Caesar (1953) (9). Deborah Kerr as Portia
Main title from Julius Caesar (1953) (8). Greer Garson as Calpurnia
Main title from Julius Caesar (1953) (7). Edmond O’Brien as Casca
Main title from Julius Caesar (1953) (6). Louis Calhern as Julius Caesar
Main title from Julius Caesar (1953) (5). John Gielgud as Cassius
Main title from Julius Caesar (1953) (4). James Mason as Brutus
Main title from Julius Caesar (1953) (3). Starring Marlon Brando as Mark Antony
Main title from Julius Caesar (1953) (2)
Main title from Julius Caesar (1953) (1)
Marlon Brando (as Mark Antony) in a photograph from Julius Caesar (1953) (1)
Now look Roman... says Pamela Mason, as she prepares to snap an off-stage picture of husband James Mason, dressed in his toga for MGM’s Julius Caesar.  William Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar stars Marlon Brando as Mark Antony, James Mason as Brutus, John Gielgud as Cassius, Louis Calhern as Caesar, Edmond O’Brien as Casca, Greer Garson as Calpurnia and Deborah Kerr as Portia.  The picture was directed by Joesph L. Mankiewicz and produced by John Houseman.

Production

(3)
Joseph L Mankiewicz
Director / Writer
John Houseman
Producer
William Shakespeare
Writer (play)

Companies

(1)
Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM)
Production company