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King Lear (1948)

TV Movie  |  Drama  |  22 August 1948 (UK)
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Credited cast:
Archie Angus ...
Servant to Cornwall / Doctor
Michael Ashwin ...
John Baker
Nicolette Bernard ...
John Chandos ...
Norman Claridge ...
Cyril Conway ...
Duke of Burgundy / Messenger
Rosalie Crutchley ...
William Devlin ...
Cyril Hardingham
Robert Harris ...
Ursula Howells ...
Maxwell Jackson
Henry Oscar ...
Duke of Gloucester
Victor Platt ...
Curan / Servant to Cornwall / Herald
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King Lear, old and tired, divides his kingdom among his daughters, giving great importance to their protestations of love for him. When Cordelia, youngest and most honest, refuses to idly flatter the old man in return for favor, he banishes her and turns for support to his remaining daughters. But Goneril and Regan have no love for him and instead plot to take all his power from him. In a parallel, Lear's loyal courtier Gloucester favors his illegitimate son Edmund after being told lies about his faithful son Edgar. Madness and tragedy befall both ill-starred fathers. Written by Jim Beaver <jumblejim@prodigy.net>

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