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Directors:
André Calmettes (co-director)
James Keane (co-director)
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Release Date:
15 October 1912 (USA) See more »
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Richard of Gloucester uses manipulation and murder to gain the English throne. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Directed by
André Calmettes (co-director)
James Keane (co-director)
 
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James Keane 
William Shakespeare  play

Produced by
J. Stuart Blackton .... producer
M.B. Dudley .... producer
 

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Also Known As:
"Richard III" - France (original title)
"Mr. Frederick Warde in Shakespeare's Masterpiece 'The Life and Death of King Richard III'" - International (English title) (long title)
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55 min
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Black and White | Color (hand-tinted)
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In 1998, renowned composer Ennio Morricone recorded a new score for the film.See more »

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3 out of 13 people found the following review useful.
Symptom of its Time, 3 May 2004
Author: Cineanalyst

Credited as the earliest complete feature-length American film known to still exist and restored by the American Film Institute, "The Life and Death of King Richard III" is otherwise of little value. Rarely is Shakespeare nearly as boring. Yes, the film is a symptom of its time; I also watched "Queen Elizabeth" (1912) today (it wasn't a very good day), and both are arid and static adaptations from the stage, histrionic acting included, but without sound, or any other qualities of the theatre. Films such as these, however, were coincident with films by others like D.W. Griffith; one can easily see which was advancing the medium and which was hampering it.

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