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Othello (The Tragedy of Othello: The Moor of Venice) (1952)

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Robert Coote Robert Coote
Orson Welles Orson Welles
Suzanne Cloutier Suzanne Cloutier
Hilton Edwards Hilton Edwards
Fay Compton Fay Compton
Doris Dowling Doris Dowling
Joseph Cotten Joseph Cotten

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Orson Welles Orson Welles


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6 years, 4 months ago at Jul 28 13:13
Since I’m a huge fan of Orson Welles, I was definitely eager to check this flick. To be honest, it has been a while since I have seen this flick but there were definitely a lot of things to enjoy here. First of all, once again, it was quite a struggle for Orson Welles to manage to get this film done as it was shot over three years and production was stopped twice, mainly because Wells ran out of... read more
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Description: Orson Welles' daring and visually adventurous production of William Shakespeare's classic play. Welles, one of the greatest directors ever, revered Shakespeare and was determined to bring his own versions of the Bard's work to the silver screen, though the studios resisted the idea. Without studio funding, Welles struggled for three years to make "Othello" with his own money. The film won the Grand Prize at the Cannes Film Festival and critical acclaim but was rarely seen for many years. Over $1 million dollars in restoration work was spent, including re recording the score and re creating the sound effects, as well as ... (more)
Release date: 7 November 1952
UPC: 014381583120
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