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Caesar's Friend


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A play by Campbell Dixon and Dermot Morrah.
The most momentous decision of all times was Pontius Pilate's. The whole terrible drama is told in modern dialogue in this play, with Pilate depicted sympathetically as the central character.
Caesar's Friend was first put on at the Westminster Theatre in 1933 and was then transferred to the Piccadilly. In both these productions D.A. Clarke-Smith was Pontius Pilate and Mary O'Farrell Claudia Procula. George More O'Ferrall, who is the producer of this television version, was Lucius Licinius Cotta in the West-End production.
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Author: Campbell Dixon
Author: Dermot Morrah
Production: George More O'Ferrall
Pontius Pilate: D.A. Clarke-Smith
Claudia Procula, wife of Pilate: Mary O'Farrell
Judas: Alan Wheatley
Caiaphas, the High Priest: Robert Atkins
Peter: Eugene Leahy
Mary, a woman of Magdala: Elspeth March
Joseph of Arimathea: Brian Oulton
Gamaliel: Michael Martin Harvey
Malchus: Peter Henschel
Zillah: Joan Clement-Scott
Balbus, Commandant of the Roman garrison: Aubrey Dexter
Damon: Lionel Dixon
Marcella: Eileen Bennett
Lucius: Desmond Tester
Annas: Abraham Sofaer
A sentry: Billy Shine
The First Decurion: Donald Fergusson

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