An early silent version of Shakespeare's classic comedy of unrequited love and gender bending.

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When Viola and her twin brother Sebastian are shipwrecked and separated, Viola dresses in her brother's clothes and becomes a page in the palace of the Duke of Orsino. Thinking Viola is a boy, the Duke sends her with a message to Olivia, whom he loves. A series of complications begins when Olivia falls in love with the page 'boy'. Written by Snow Leopard

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5 February 1910 (USA)  »

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Vízkereszt  »

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Version of Au théâtre ce soir: La nuit des rois (1973) See more »

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24 August 1999 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

This concise telling of the Shakespeare play runs for around 12 minutes and is well worth seeing - covering most of the action, the shipwreck, Malvolio and the letter, the duel between Andrew and 'Cesario', the meeting of Olivia and 'Cesario' and the final resolve of all muddles. Just a lovely little film!


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