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William Marshall ... Othello

Ron Moody ... Iago

Jenny Agutter ... Desdemona

DeVeren Bookwalter ... Cassio
Joel Asher ... Roderigo
Leslie Paxton ... Emilia
Peter MacLean ... Brabantio
Jay Robinson ... Duke of Venice
Phillip Persons ... Lodovico
Eugenia Wright ... Bianca
Michael Hayward ... Montano
John Bliss ... Second Senator
Arnold Markussen ... Gratiano
Anna Dresdon ... Friend to Bianca
Lanny Broyles ... First Senator
Lee Fairchild ... Soldier

Will Nye ... Soldier (as William Nye)
David Thomas ... Soldier (as David A. Thomas Jr.)
Michael J. Utvich ... Soldier
Russell Werthman ... Soldier
James Garrett ... Venetian
Richard Lee Helm ... Venetian

Patricia McPherson ... Venetian
Daniel Steininger ... Messenger

Linus Huffman ... Servant
Patrick Kennedy ... Servant

Directed by
Franklin Melton 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
William Shakespeare  play

Produced by
Ken Kuta .... associate producer
Jack Nakano .... producer
Original Music by
John Serry 
Film Editing by
Linda Blackson 
John Neal 
Casting by
Irene M. Suver 
Production Design by
John Retsek 
Costume Design by
Dorothy Baca 
Makeup Department
Wendy Osmundson .... hair stylist
Wendy Osmundson .... makeup artist
Production Management
Ken Calaustro .... unit production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
C.J. Rapp Pittman .... associate director
Art Department
Dick Gaskins .... property master
Sound Department
Gerald Zelinger .... audio (as Gerlad Zelinger)
Lanny Broyles .... fight choreographer
Camera and Electrical Department
Ken Dettling .... lighting designer
Greg Harms .... camera operator
Art Lee .... videotape operator
John Lee .... camera operator
Richard Ward .... video operator
Dan Webb .... camera operator
Other crew
Ron Graft .... technical director
Vanessa Kurcz .... stage manager (as Vanessa Kurtz)
Susan P. Marrone .... production comptroller
Joel Standard .... stage manager
Daniel Steininger .... production assistant
Brenda Weisman .... assistant to producer
Crew believed to be complete

Production CompaniesOther Companies
  • KCET  production facilities

Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Othello" - USA (video box title)
"William Shakespeare's The Tragedy of Othello, the Moor of Venice" - USA (closing credits title)
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195 min

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Jenny Agutter is credited as such in the opening main titles and in the film's publicity, but credited as "Jennifer A. Agutter" in the closing credits.See more »
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Version of Othello (1908/I)See more »


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not a great Iago, 22 November 1998
Author: Alexander Rowe from Bloomington, Indiana

The guy who played Othello was good. Jessica from Logan's Run, always hot. But Iago was just as powerful a character as he should or could be. Not the best production ever, but stayed closer to the play then Orsen Wells or Kenneth Brannagh

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