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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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Cast overview, first billed only:
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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Silent Shakespeare
13 March 2008 | by (Louisville, KY) – See all my reviews

Richard III (1911)

** 1/2 (out of 4)

Decent version of Shakespeares play benefits from some good performances and some nice atmosphere. The story here is pretty easy to follow and seems to be filmed from an actual stage production.

Merhant of Venice, The (1910)

** (out of 4)

Another weak Shakespeare adaptation, which has no story whatsoever and comes to an abrupt hault.

Twelfth Night (1910)

** (out of 4)

The story is very clear in this one but that's about it. The film drags even though it's a one reeler and the acting, direction and sets are all on the boring side. However, this must have been one of the first films to show a lesbian kiss so perhaps that'll give you a historical reason to see this.

King Lear (1909)

*** (out of 4)

Once again the story doesn't come across too clearly but I've still gotta recommend this baby due to the incredibly hand tinting. The work here is downright beautiful and perfectly done making this look and even feel just like a Technicolor film. Whoever did the drawing on this was way ahead of their time considering what most hand tinting jobs look like.


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