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Several passionate kisses, but no actual sex or nudity.

Bianca the prostitute shows cleavage.

The words 'whore,' 'strumpet,' and 'trash' are all thrown at the three main women characters in the film.

Iago convinces Othello that Cassio 'laid with' and 'laid on' Desdemona.

No blood or wounds are visible in the film.

A brawl turns into a large melee where several people are injured/killed.

Othello slaps his wife, Desdemona.

Othello argues with Desdemona and violently throws her to the ground.

At one point, Othello becomes so agitated at Iago's insinuation that his [Othello's] wife is unfaithful that he grabs Iago violently, throws him to the ground, and almost strangles him.

Iago and Roderigo plan to kill Cassio, but Cassio is only injured by Iago. Iago stabs and kills Roderigo.

Othello smothers Desdemona with a pillow while she pleads her innocence.

Iago stabs and kills his wife.

Othello stabs but does not kill Iago.

Othello stabs himself in the neck and dies.

'Hell' and 'Damn'ed' are heard.

The words 'whore,' 'strumpet,' and 'trash' are all thrown at the three main women characters in the film.

Iago convinces Cassio to drink until he is drunk. His drunkeness then leads to a large fight.

The drunk Cassio starts a large swordfight.

After becoming convinced of Desdemona's infidelity, Othello often yells and rants about the situation.

Othello attacks Iago in a rage and threatens to kill him.

Othello slaps his wife, Desdemona, in front of others.

Othello argues with Desdemona in their room and violently throws her to the ground.

In an intense scene, Iago and Roderigo plan to kill Cassio, but Cassio is only injured by Iago. Iago stabs and kills Roderigo.

In the last scene, Othello smothers Desdemona with a pillow while she pleads her innocence. Iago then stabs and kills his wife when she reveals everything she knows., including his diabolical plot to make Desdemona appear unfaithful. After discovering Iago's plots, Othello stabs but does not kill Iago. Finally, while holding Desdemona's deceased body, Othello stabs himself in the neck and dies.


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