Yellow Caesar is a 1941 propaganda film produced by Ealing Studios and Michael Balcon and directed by Alberto Cavalcanti. One of the writers was a young Michael Foot, who later become a Labour MP and party leader.
|Directed by||Alberto Cavalcanti|
|Written by||Adrian Brunel|
|Music by||Walter Leigh|
|Edited by||Charles Crichton|
Billing itself as an 'assessment' of the life and rise to power of the self-styled Il Duce, Yellow Caesar was an unusually direct piece of agit-prop, probably the most striking of the many propaganda shorts released by Ealing during WWII. The film looks at the life of Italian dictator Benito Mussolini, tracing his years as a trade unionist thug and his role as a fascist demagogue.
- Douglas Byng – English Sympathiser
- Marcel King – Mussolini (voice)
- Sam Lee – Mussolini (voice)
- Lito Masconas - Radio Announcer
- Max Spiro - Mussolini (voice)
- Feliks Topolski – Cartoonist
- Jack Warrock - Mussolini (voice)
- "BFI Screenonline: Yellow Caesar (1941)". screenonline.org.uk. Retrieved 15 December 2016.
- ”Musso shown in his true light”, Liverpool Evening Express, 22 March 1941.
- ”Around the Shows”, North Devon Journal-Herald, 20 March 1941
- ”Mussolini”, Belfast Newsletter, 7 April 1941.