An innovative approach to a classic. One of the two "unofficial" films (the other being PEER GYNT) Charlton Heston appeared in before his 1950 "debut" film, DARK CITY. Independently produced in and around the Chicago area, it tells the familiar tale of the Roman leader. Heston is cast as Marc Antony, a role he would again tackle in the 1970s JULIUS CAESAR. With a budget of less than $15,000, director David Bradley relied on ingenuity: for example, shooting Caesar's funeral on the steps of Chicago's Museum of Science and Industry, a building modeled after early Roman architecture.