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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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Nominated for 4 Oscars. Another 1 win & 6 nominations. See more awards »
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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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An actual performance of the National Theatre of Great Britain See more »

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This is the only Shakespeare film in which all four leading actors (Laurence Olivier, Maggie Smith, Frank Finlay and Joyce Redman) were nominated for Oscars. See more »

Quotes

Othello: It is the cause. It is the cause, my soul. Let me not name it to you, you chaste stars. It is the cause.
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Version of Othello (1946) See more »

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Music by Jack Trombey
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A dark, brooding masterpiece.

Olivier is truly awesome: I invite you to read his biography by Donald Spoto to see what went in to this characterization. Surely this is his best Shakespeare role, but must admit I wish he could have filmed Macbeth. Another especial comment on the direction--it couldn't have been easy to bring this from the stage to a video version, but I feel it came off beautifully. This was film Shakespeare at its best--until Branagh's Hamlet.


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