Othello is a Moorish military hero married to young and beautiful Desdemona. Envious Iago is scheming against Othello. By planting a fake evidence, Iago provokes Othello's suspicion of Desdemona's infidelity. Enraged Othello loses control and kills Desdemona, then realizes his mistake and kills himself. Written by
And it is written of Othello: "One whose hand threw a pearl away... richer than all his tribe..." [1961 release]
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The first filmed "Othello" in color. See more