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Richard III (1955)

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Shakespeare's powerful tale of the wicked deformed king and his conquests, both on the battlefield and in the boudoir.

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Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 10 wins & 1 nomination. See more awards »

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Nicholas Hannen ...
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George, Duke of Clarence
Mary Kerridge ...
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Paul Huson ...
Edward, Prince of Wales
Stewart Allen ...
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Russell Thorndike ...
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Wallace Bosco ...
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Norman Fisher ...
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Andrew Cruickshank ...
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Richard's military skills have helped to put his older brother Edward on the throne of England. But jealousy and resentment cause Richard to seek the crown for himself, and he conceives a lengthy and carefully calculated plan using deception, manipulation, and outright murder to achieve his goal. His plotting soon has tumultuous consequences, both for himself and for England. Written by Snow Leopard

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11 March 1956 (USA)  »

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(Western Electric Recording)

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1.66 : 1
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Trivia

When the film was telecast on the series "Humanities Film Forum" by PBS in 1973, an offscreen voice was heard reading the film's written prologue. See more »

Goofs

For one shot at the end during the battle scene, right around the famous "My kingdom for a horse!" line, Richard's left hand has all five fingers. During the rest of the movie, Richard only has three fingers on his left hand as part of the character's deformities. See more »

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Richard: Now is the winter of our discontent, made glorious summer by this sun of York, And all the clouds that glower'd upon our house in the deep bosom of the ocean buried. Now are our brows bound with victorious wreaths, our bruised arms hung up for monuments, our stern alarums changed to merry meetings, our dreadful marches to delightful measures. Grim vised war has smoothed his wrinkled front And now instead of mounting barbed steeds to fright the souls of fearful adversaries he capers nimbly in a ...
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Most of the film's credits are shown at the end. The opening credits show only the title of the film, Shakespeare's name, and the names of the main actors. See more »

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The absolute actor. The absolute film.
6 April 2001 | by (Madrid, Spain) – See all my reviews

I think that there is one of the greatest masterpiece of the cinema through the ages, even the first time of the ages of silent movies, like masterpieces than ‘The Battelship Potemkin', for example, and a few several ones. When an actor, like Laurence Olivier, it makes all his performance in the movie (or it is better to speak about a pure stage?) a complete treatise of the perfect actor: soliloquies of several minutes ‘in crescendo', looking at the camera and sharing with the audience his diabolic tricks, one and more time and making captivate to us... Would Shakespeare himself wanted anybody better than Olivier if he could see him?. I don't know, but I can say by myself that Olivier made with Shakespeare's work that me, and I suppose thousands of people, and I'm speaking about people from abroad about England, English literature, History and customs, we love Shakespeare's work at all times. Like you know, here in Spain we ‘ve got several excellent writers, and we had them in the past... But with Olivier first, and Kenneth Branagh later, they have remembered to the rest of the people of the world, outside England and not anglo-saxon talking people, who is, who were the biggest Shakespeare. Thank you both of you.


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