During the era of the Roman empire, Brutus and Cassius lead a conspiracy to kill Caesar, only to fall to Mark Antony. Oscar-nominated Shakespeare adaptation stars Academy Award-winners Marlon Brando ("The Godfather"), John Gielgud ("Arthur,"), Greer Garson ("Mrs. Miniver"), Deborah Kerr ("From Here to Eternity") and Edmond O'Brien ("The Wild Bunch") and Oscar-nominees James Mason ("North by Northwest") and Louis Calhern ("The Asphalt Jungle"). Powerful drama received an Academy Award nomination for Best Picture and won an Oscar for Best Art Direction. Written and directed by Academy Award-winning writer/director/producer Joseph L. Mankiewicz ("All About Eve," "Sleuth") and produced by acclaimed actor/producer John Houseman ("The Paper Chase"). "Superior adaptation" - Leonard Maltin.