MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Down 7,653 this week

The Merchant of Venice (1973)

TV Movie  -   -  Drama  -  7 October 1973 (USA)
7.1
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 7.1/10 from 144 users  
Reviews: 6 user | 1 critic

Antonio's friend Bassanio is in love and needs money to go courting. Using Antonio as his collateral, he borrows money from Shylock. But when the debt comes due, Shylock demands repayment ... See full summary »

Director:

Writer:

(play)
0Check in
0Share...

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

list image
a list of 75 titles
created 03 Feb 2012
 
a list of 8 titles
created 17 Aug 2012
 
a list of 1921 titles
created 16 Sep 2012
 
a list of 86 titles
created 18 Dec 2012
 
a list of 49 titles
created 1 week ago
 

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: The Merchant of Venice (TV Movie 1973)

The Merchant of Venice (TV Movie 1973) on IMDb 7.1/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of The Merchant of Venice.
Nominated for 1 Primetime Emmy. See more awards »

Videos

Photos

Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
...
...
...
Anthony Nicholls ...
Anna Carteret ...
Louise Purnell ...
Malcolm Reid ...
Charles Kay ...
...
...
Kenneth MacKintosh ...
Barry James ...
Michael Tudor Barnes ...
...
Edit

Storyline

Antonio's friend Bassanio is in love and needs money to go courting. Using Antonio as his collateral, he borrows money from Shylock. But when the debt comes due, Shylock demands repayment in the form of a pound of Antonio's flesh. This is a video of the 1970 National Theatre stage production with most of the same cast. Written by Kathy Li

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Drama

Certificate:

See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

7 October 1973 (USA)  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Color:

See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Crazy Credits

A Kaddish is sung over the end credits, supposedly indicating that Shylock has died. See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

Oh my ducats!
2 February 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I agree Portia's suitors were a bit over the top, but one has to remember that this is a comedy, and must be taken in context. Elizabethan comedy was a bit more crude than a lot of people today can appreciate, as it focused on baser jokes concerning sexuality and exaggeration. I felt that the suitors were amusing, especially the Prince of Aragon. His portrayal of a feeble old man exemplifies the purpose of these characters being in the play: to contrast Bassanio and show what the other extreme of the spectrum was: how unsuitable a suitor can be. The ridiculosity of the idea of an 80yr old man courting Portia is part of the joke. I esp like "blinking fool" from the silver casket.

If you thought this was over the top, stay well away from the BBC version, as it's Morocco and Aragon are even more flamboyant and obnoxious.


2 of 2 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
John Sichel wasn't the director youreallydonotwanttoknow
Interpretation of Portia rexhableur
Music TunelessBard
olivier.... enrique-bastardos
Discuss The Merchant of Venice (1973) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page