Julius Caesar

Unimaginative but intelligent filming of the Shakespeare play, in black and white, with a team of MGM’s finest circa 1953Louis Calhern, Greer Garsonaided and abetted by James Mason, John Gielgud, Edmond O’Brien, Deborah Kerr, George Macready, and none other than Marlon Brando as Marc Antony. Joseph L. Mankiewicz directed and adapted, and Miklos Rozsa did the score. John Houseman produced, but this clearly isn’t a patch on the modern-dress, politicized stage version he did with Orson Welles in the 30s. 120 min. (JR)

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