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Release Date:
23 June 1950 (France) See more »
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Plot:
In fog-dripping, barren and sometimes macabre settings, 11th-century Scottish nobleman Macbeth is led... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Directed by
Orson Welles 
 
Writing credits
William Shakespeare (by)

William Shakespeare  play (uncredited)
Orson Welles  adaptation (uncredited)

Produced by
Richard Wilson .... associate producer
Charles K. Feldman .... executive producer (uncredited)
Orson Welles .... producer (uncredited)
 
Original Music by
Jacques Ibert 
 
Cinematography by
John L. Russell (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Louis Lindsay 
 
Art Direction by
Fred A. Ritter  (as Fred Ritter)
 
Set Decoration by
John McCarthy Jr. (set decorations)
James Redd (set decorations)
 
Costume Design by
Fred Ritter (costumes: men) (uncredited)
Orson Welles (uncredited)
 
Makeup Department
Peggy Gray .... hair stylist
Bob Mark .... makeup supervisor
Maurice Seiderman .... makeup artist (uncredited)
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Jack Lacey .... assistant director (uncredited)
 
Art Department
Dan O'Herlihy .... set designer (uncredited)
Orson Welles .... set designer (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Garry A. Harris .... sound (as Garry Harris)
John Stransky Jr. .... sound
 
Special Effects by
Howard Lydecker .... special effects
Theodore Lydecker .... special effects
 
Camera and Electrical Department
William Bradford .... second unit photography
Nels Mathias .... grip (uncredited)
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Adele Palmer .... women's costumes designed by
Eugene Joseff .... costume jeweller (uncredited)
 
Music Department
Efrem Kurtz .... conductor
 
Other crew
William Alland .... dialogue director
Charles K. Feldman .... presenter
 
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Runtime:
89 min (cut version) | Germany:92 min | USA:107 min (premiere version) | USA:107 min (restored video version)
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Aspect Ratio:
1.37 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (RCA Sound System)
Certification:
Belgium:16 (Enfants Non Admis) | Brazil:14 | Finland:K-16 | Netherlands:14 (original rating) (1950) | UK:U | UK:PG (tv rating) | UK:PG (video rating) (1996) | USA:Passed (The National Board of Review) | USA:Approved (certificate #13176) | West Germany:12

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Trivia:
Orson Welles had planned to take his company and put on the play at the Utah Centennial Festival in Salt Lake city. With costumes and props at his disposal, Welles rehearsed his company and shot this film in 21 days.See more »
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Anachronisms: Duncan and his men renew their baptismal vows with a prayer composed by Pope Leo XIII in 1884.See more »
Quotes:
[first lines]
The Three Witches:Double,double,toil and trouble; fire burn, and cauldron bubble.
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Version of Macbeth (1998) (TV)See more »

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8 out of 10 people found the following review useful.
A Kingdom of Greed and Blood, 13 March 2004
Author: Claudio Carvalho from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

In Scotland, Macbeth is a honored nobleman, who listens to the prophecies of three witches: he would become a duke, and later the king of Scotland. Immediately after the information, he is declared to duke by the king. His wife Lady Macbeth and him plot against the king and decide to stab him in the night, blaming his servants. After the death of the king, Macbeth is proclaimed king and can not sleep anymore. Then, guided by his greed and madness, starts killing everybody he thinks may be a menace to him, believing in his interpretation of the prophecies. I am not a great fan of Shakespeare's vocabulary, too much refined and difficult to be understood by a person that is not native in English, but this theatrical version of Macbeth is a great movie. The gothic scenario and the black and white photography are very impressive, as well as the performance of Orson Welles. My vote is eight.

Title (Brazil): `Macbeth Reinado de Sangue' (`Macbeth Kingdom of Blood')

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