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Othello (1965)

Unrated | | Drama | January 1967 (Austria)
A general's marriage is destroyed when a vengeful lieutenant convinces him that his new wife has been unfaithful.

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Roderigo
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Clown
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David Hargreaves ...
Senate Officer
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Gratiano
Kenneth MacKintosh ...
Lodovico (as Kenneth Mackintosh)
Harry Lomax ...
Duke of Venice
Terence Knapp ...
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Keith Marsh ...
Senator
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Nick Edmett ...
Messenger / Senators-Soldiers-Cypriots (as Nicholas Edmett)
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Desdemona defies her father to marry the Moor of Venice, the mighty warrior, Othello. But Othello's old lieutenant, Iago, doesn't like Othello, and is determined to bring about the downfall of Othello's new favorite, Cassio, and destroy Othello in the process, by casting aspersions on Othello's new bride. Written by Kathy Li

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This was Laurence Olivier's second and film appearance in a Shakespearean theatrical film which he did not direct himself. The first was As You Like It (1936), in which he played Orlando. See more »

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Brabantio: Look to her, Moor; have a quick eye to see. She has deceiv'd her father; may do thee!
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Version of Othello (1920) See more »

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Music by Jack Trombey
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Laurence Olivier does it again
10 April 2013 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This version of Othello would be best enjoyed by the over 20 crowd. I think that teenagers would have some problems understanding Shakespearian English. Laurence Olivier is masterful in this film. This version of Othello should also give good credit for the performance of Frank Finlay as Iago. Maggie Smith also portrays a good Desdemona. The words are crisp and powerful. The scenes and performances are commanding. It is amazing at how well Laurence Olivier performs in Othello, yet to no surprise since he is a consummate Shakespearean actor. He alone makes the movie, even if all else were to fail (which it doesn't). Othello is a timeless classic. No matter what, this film should be seen by all who enjoy Shakespeare. I give it six thumbs up.


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