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Othello (1965)

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

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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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moor | general | love | cyprus | loyalty | See more »

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Drama | Romance

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At 1 hour, 30 minutes, and 43 seconds, Frank Finlay's performance in this movie is the longest ever nominated for a supporting acting Oscar. It is not the longest performance in the movie, however, since Laurence Olivier's is three minutes longer. See more »

Quotes

Othello: [to the Senate] Most, potent, grave and reverend Seigniors; My very noble and approved good masters, That I have ta'en away this old man's daughter, It is most true; true I have married her. The very head and front of my offending Hath this extent, no more.
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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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