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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.
Claudia Procula, wife of Pilate:
Caiaphas, the High Priest:
Mary, a woman of Magdala:
Joseph of Arimathea:
Balbus, Commandant of the Roman garrison:
The First Decurion:
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