The Moorish general Othello is manipulated into thinking that his new wife Desdemona has been carrying on an affair with his lieutenant Michael Cassio when in reality it is all part of the scheme of a bitter ensign named Iago.

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Gordon Heath ...
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Edmund Willard ...
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Patrick Wymark ...
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Milton Rosmer ...
James Maxwell ...
George Skillan ...
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Frank Royde ...
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Jefferson Clifford ...
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The Moorish general Othello is manipulated into thinking that his new wife Desdemona has been carrying on an affair with his lieutenant Michael Cassio when in reality it is all part of the scheme of a bitter ensign named Iago.

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Drama | Romance

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15 December 1955 (UK)  »

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Отело  »

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The first televised version of Shakespeare's play to feature a black actor playing the title role, with a white supporting cast. It would be another forty years before a theatrical film version was made with a black actor as Othello. See more »

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Version of Othello, ou 'Le more de Venise' (1909) See more »

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