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Richard III (1911)

 -  Short | Biography | Drama  -  May 1911 (UK)
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Although several others are ahead of him in the line of succession, Richard of Gloucester is determined to gain the throne. Through deceit, manipulation, and murder, he does become King ... See full summary »

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James Berry ...
Alfred Brydone ...
Kathleen Yorke ...
Edward, Prince of Wales
Murray Carrington ...
George, Duke of Clarence
Frank R. Benson ...
Eric Maxon ...
Henry, Earl of Richmond
Moffat Johnston ...
James Maclean ...
Victor McClure ...
R.I. Connick ...
George Manship ...
Harry Caine ...
Wilfrid Caithness ...
L. Rupert ...
H. James ...
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Although several others are ahead of him in the line of succession, Richard of Gloucester is determined to gain the throne. Through deceit, manipulation, and murder, he does become King Richard III of England. But once he becomes king, he soon finds out that the many enemies he has made will make it very difficult for him to remain on the throne for long. Written by Snow Leopard

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Works Pretty Well, As Long As You're Familiar With the Story
16 November 2001 | by (Ohio) – See all my reviews

This early filming of Shakespeare's "Richard III" works pretty well, as long as you are already familiar with the story. It would probably be tough to follow for anyone who was not already familiar with the play, because it has a complicated plot with a lot of characters, and much of the time you can only tell who is who if you remember what happens in the play. Shakespeare's dialogue is also missing, of course, but they chose some of the most memorable lines and used them as title cards. It makes up for what's missing with some good energy from Frank Benson as Richard, and by doing a good job of moving quickly and packing all of the important parts of the plot into its 20+ minutes running time. Certainly this is overshadowed by later versions, but in its time was probably quite enjoyable, and now is at least an interesting curio for silent film fans who like Shakespeare.


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