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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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Cast

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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:
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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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The dialog was pre-recorded, leaving the actors to mime their lines.See more »
Goofs:
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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Movie Connections:
Version of Istana berdarah (1964)See more »

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24 out of 28 people found the following review useful.
Dark and Deep, 15 April 2001
Author: guyon69 from Chicago

No one will claim that Welles' adaptation is the most accurate or best (see Roman Polansky's for a truer Macbeth) and at some points the bombast of Welles and his supporting cast, especially Lady Macbeth, can be a little overwhelming. However, for sheer mood and feel, I prefer this Macbeth over all the others out there. The darkness and dampness that close in on Welles as the movie progresses is claustrophobic and really gives a gritty appeal to this film. A great example of b&w film used to its fullest potential.

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