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Julius Caesar

Julius Caesar

Marlon Brando
Director: Joseph L. Mankiewicz Cast: Marlon Brando
Marlon Brando
, James Mason
James Mason
, John Gielgud
John Gielgud
Joseph L. Mankiewicz

DVD (Remastered / Full Frame)

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Joseph L. Mankiewicz directed this exquisite version of William Shakespeare's play. Louis Calhern is Julius Caesar, whose conquests have enabled him to rise to the status of Roman dictator. But his ascent to almost God-like status has given pause to influential members of the Roman Senate. Chief among them is Cassius (John Gielgud), who is troubled by Caesar's popularity and dictatorial status. Convinced that Caesar's assassination would be the best thing for Rome, he conspires with Casca (Edmond O'Brien) and the influential Brutus (James Mason) to plot Caesar's murder. Despite dark omens, Caesar walks confidently into the Roman Senate, where he is stabbed to death by the conspirators. His companion Marc Antony (Marlon Brando) is shocked and runs to the corpse of his beloved friend. He agrees to support Brutus while an unruly mob gathers in front of the Senate doors, having heard rumors of Caesar's assassination. Brutus convinces the mob that Caesar's death was for the good of Rome, preventing him from forming a monarchy. Then Antony appears, determined to destroy the conspirators; he delivers a speech that subtly damns the assassins. With the mob against them, the conspirators are forced to flee Rome and Antony organizes an army against them.

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Product Details

Release Date: 11/07/2006
UPC: 0012569659186
Original Release: 1953
Rating: NR
Source: Warner Home Video
Region Code: 1
Time: 2:01:00
Sales rank: 29,208

Special Features

New introduction by TCM host Robert Osborne; New featurette The Rise of Two Legends; Soundtrack remastered in Dolby digital 5.1; Marlon Brando movie trailer gallery

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Marlon Brando Marc Antony
James Mason Brutus
John Gielgud Cassius
Louis Calhern Julius Caesar
Greer Garson Calpurnia
Edmond O'Brien Casca
Deborah Kerr Portia
George Macready Marulus
Michael Pate Flavius
Richard Hale Soothsayer
Alan Napier Cicero
John Hoyt Decius Brutus
Tom Powers Metellus Cimber
William Cottrell Ginna
Jack Raine Trebonius
Ian Wolfe Caius Ligarius
Morgan Farley Artemidorus
William Phipps Antony's Servant
Douglas Watson Octavius Caesar
Douglas Dumbrille Lepidus
Rhys Williams Lucillus
Dayton Lummis Messala
Edmund Purdom Strato
Paul Guilfoyle Citizens of Rome
John Doucette Carpenter
Lawrence Dobkin Citizen of Rome
Jo Gilbert Actor
Chet Stratton Servant to Caesar
Joseph Waring Clitus
O.Z. Whitehead Cinna the Poet
John Hardy Lucius
Lumsden Hare Publius
Victor Perry Popilius Lena
Michael Tolan Officer to Octavius
Michael Ansara Pindarus
John Lupton Varro
Preston Hanson Claudius
John Parrish Titinius
Tom Browne Henry Volumnius
David Bond Citizen of Rome
Ann Tyrrell Citizen of Rome
John O'Malley Citizen of Rome
Oliver Blake Citizen of Rome
Alvin Hurwitz Citizen of Rome
Donald Elson Citizens of Rome
Ned Glass Cobbler
Stephen Roberts Dardanius

Technical Credits
Joseph L. Mankiewicz Director,Screenwriter
Edward C. Carfagno Art Director
John D. Dunning Editor
Cedric Gibbons Art Director
John Houseman Producer
Hugh Hunt Art Director,Set Decoration/Design
Howard W. Koch Asst. Director
Herschel McCoy Costumes/Costume Designer
Warren Newcombe Special Effects
Miklós Rózsa Score Composer
Joseph Ruttenberg Cinematographer
William J. Tuttle Makeup
Edwin B. Willis Art Director,Set Decoration/Design

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Julius Caesar
1. Credits and Foreword [2:10]
2. Dissenting Voices [3:08]
3. Beware the Ides of March [2:52]
4. Not in Our Stars [6:20]
5. Casca's Crown Chronicle [6:46]
6. So Vile as Caesar [5:40]
7. Speak, Strike, Redress! [4:47]
8. Kill Him Boldly [4:51]
9. Good Portia [4:38]
10. Calpurnia's Fear [3:12]
11. Emperor's Escort [4:10]
12. Capitol Entrance [3:00]
13. Et Tu, Brute? [3:16]
14. Bathing in Blood [3:19]
15. Bargaining With Antony [5:19]
16. Let Slip the Dogs of War [:52]
17. I Loved Rome More [1:41]
18. Lend Me Your Ears [3:20]
19. Such Honorable Men [5:12]
20. Most Unkindest Cut [2:52]
21. Antony and Octavius [5:37]
22. Ill Temper [3:40]
23. News of the Dead [6:45]
24. Sleepy Tune [4:26]
25. Caesar's Ghost [3:00]
26. Parting Well Made [2:34]
27. Field of Battle [2:23]
28. Cassius Dies [2:49]
29. Brutus Dies [4:18]
30. Noblest Roman [5:16]
31. Cast List [1:47]

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