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Julius Caesar

About the film

Julius Caesar - Act III, Scene 2 -
The Forum Scene.

Details

Release year
1945
Director
Henry Cass
Production company
G.B. Instructional, Theatrecraft Ltd
Producer
Sydney Box
Cinematographer
Ernest Palmer
Composer
Ben Frankel
Editor
Julian Wintle
Sound recording
George Burgess, L. Clark
Musical director
Muir Mathieson
Performers
Felix Aylmer (Marcus Brutus), Leo Genn (Marcus Antonius), John Slater (Mob), Emrys Jones (Mob), Frederick Cooper (Mob), Ben Williams (Mob), Grace Allardyce (Mob), Arthur Hambling (Mob), Sydney Monckton (Mob)
Running time (minutes)
18 mins 36 secs
Production Design
Compton Bennet
Music Played By
London Symphony Orchestra
Associate Producer
Knox Laing
Art Director
James Carter
Costume
Dorothy Sinclair
Make-up
Nell Taylor

Original Description

Forum Scene
‘The above excerpts* from Shakespeare have been filmed in order to enable those who have no opportunity of attending performances of Shakespearean plays in a theatre to see how the various parts are played by leading English actors and actresses.'
(Films of Britain - British Council Film Department Catalogue - 1946)
* Refers also to companion piece, Macbeth.

Trivia

  • Actor John Slater, seen in this film as a member of the mob, also features as the narrator and worker in Each For All.
  • In 1935-1936, Leo Genn (here playing Mark Antony) had starred in a production of 'Julius Caesar' at the Old Vic Theatre, London, which was also directed by Henry Cass.
  • Felix Aylmer also features in British Council film Macbeth (1945) as the ‘Doctor’.

Themes

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