Julius Caesar

  • 1952
  • Movie
  • NR
  • Historical

Innovative approach to a classic. One of the two "unofficial" films (the other being PEER GYNT) Heston appeared in before his 1950 "debut" film, DARK CITY. Independently produced in and around the Chicago area, it tells the familiar tale of Caesar, with Heston cast as Marc Antony, a role he would again tackle in 1970's JULIUS CAESAR. With a budget of less...read more

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Innovative approach to a classic. One of the two "unofficial" films (the other being PEER GYNT) Heston appeared in before his 1950 "debut" film, DARK CITY. Independently produced in and around the Chicago area, it tells the familiar tale of Caesar, with Heston cast as Marc Antony, a role he

would again tackle in 1970's JULIUS CAESAR. With a budget of less than $15,000, director Bradley was forced to rely on ingenuity: for example, shooting Caesar's funeral on the steps of Chicago's Museum of Science and Industry--a building modeled after early Roman architecture. Interesting more as

a novelty than anything else, though it is a more-than-capable piece of filmmaking.

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  • Review: Innovative approach to a classic. One of the two "unofficial" films (the other being PEER GYNT) Heston appeared in before his 1950 "debut" film, DARK CITY. Independently produced in and around the Chicago area, it tells the familiar tale of Caesar, with He… (more)

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