This 1970 adaptation of William Shakespeare's timeless classic features brilliant performances by the all-star cast. It is an age of unparalleled power and glory - Rome has become the mightiest empire the world has even known and her greatest emperor, Julius Caesar (John Gielgud) holds absolute dominion over the conquered world. But his jealous rivals in the Roman senate wish to rob him of his power. by brutally taking his life. Led by the ambitious Cassius (Richard Johnson) and reluctantly joined by the patriotic Brutus (Jason Robards), the conspirators secretly plot to assassinate the great Caesar. Appalled by the murder of his mentor, Mark Antony (Charlton Heston) declares war on Caesar's assassins and the empire is divided as the ruling forces ignite an epic war for honor, vengeance and ultimate power. The stellar cast includes Robert Vaughn, Richard Chamberlain, Diana Rigg, Christopher Lee and Jill Bennett.
Charlton Heston,Diana Rigg,Jason Robards,John Gielgud,Richard Chamberlain,Robert Vaughn
We come not to praise this 'Julius Caesar', but to bury it. A grandly failing version of Shakespeare's great classic set in Rome. Muffled, muddled and bizarre, the real tragedy is the waste of a truly great cast.