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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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David Hargreaves ...
Senate Officer
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Senate Officer / Senators-Soldiers-Cypriots
Michael Turner ...
Kenneth MacKintosh ...
Lodovico (as Kenneth Mackintosh)
Harry Lomax ...
Terence Knapp ...
Duke's Officer / Senators-Soldiers-Cypriots
Keith Marsh ...
Tom Kempinski ...
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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Trivia

This is the only Shakespearean theatrical film in which Laurence Olivier appears but John Laurie does not. See more »

Quotes

Othello: I pray you, in your letters; when you shall these unlucky deeds relate, speak of them as they are. Nothing extenuate, nor set down aught in malice. Then must you speak of one that lov'd not wisely but too well.
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Version of The Ballet of Othello (1960) See more »

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Music by Jack Trombey
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It's a filmed play
1 January 2000 | by (Israel) – See all my reviews

Olivier got a lot of flack at the time for the Al Jolson performance, from people who failed to take into account the exaggeration of gesture and make-up that goes with a stage production. That's all it is, a film of a stage production, but visually the stage design is good and the photography presents it excellently.


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