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Still from Julius Caesar which won David Bradley a contract with MGM. Courtesy Lilly Library, Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana.

Identifier:

  • BR2795 (Source: https://iucat.iu.edu/iub/6549921)

Date produced: 1950

Filmmaker(s):

David Bradley

Languages:

English

Length:

3 reels (116 minutes)

Format:

16mm

Colour:

B&W

Description:

Charlton Heston stars in David Bradley's amateur adaptation of Shakespeare's Julius Caesar. "Julius Caesar was produced with amateur actors and makes impressive use of available, neoclassical Chicago locations, including the steps of the Art Institute and the pillars of Solider Field. But the film, which cost at least fifteen thousand dollars to produce, was seen by both the ACL and the local Chicago press as a quasi-professional--if independent--production; indeed, it was on the merits of this film that Bradley won his much-sought-after contract with MGM" Tepperman, 252-253.

Resources:

Short article in Movie Makers, March, 1950, 103.
See Tepperman, Charles. Amateur Cinema: The Rise of North American Moviemaking, 1923-1960. University of California Press, 2014.

Locations:

  • Chicago, IL (Filming)
  • Evanston, IL (Filming)
  • Indiana Dunes State Park, IN (Filming)

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Repository:

Bradley Film Collection, Indiana University Libraries Moving Image Archive

Screenings:

  • Opened at New York's Baronet Theatre in 1952, New York City, New York

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