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Shakespeare in Performance: Film

Julius Caesar (1949, Paul Nickell)

TitleJulius Caesar
Release LocationsUSA
DirectorPaul Nickell
MediumBlack & white video
Length1 hrs
Audiencegeneral public
Play ConnectionsJulius Caesar (abridgment)
SeriesStudio One


Shakespeare's JC in modern dress. A still in the New York Times shows the actors outfitted in the bulky business suits with padded shoulders and wide lapels that were the fashion during what history should rightly stigmatize as one of the tackiest eras in American history. The production was restaged and shown again on Studio One on 1 May 1949 with Richard Hart replacing Philip Bourneuf as Antony. That same evening also saw a transmission of the Philco theatre Macbeth, which must have made it a busy evening for Shakespeare buffs

Description from Shakespeare on Screen : an International Filmography and Videography by Kenneth S. Rothwell and Annabelle Henkin Melzer. ©1990 Kenneth S. Rothwell. Cited by permission. — Added 2008-11-14

Cast Overview

Julius CaesarWilliam Post
AntonyRichard Hart
BrutusRobert Keith
CassiusJohn O'Shaughnessy
CascaVaughan Taylor
DeciusJoseph Silver
MetellusEmmett Rogers
CastPhilip Bourneuf

Production Team and Crew Overview

DirectorPaul Nickell
ProducerWorthington Miner
LightingGeorge Stoetzel
ProductionRichard Rychtarick

Company Overview

Playgroup Studio One

Production information courtesy of: Kenneth Rothwell