The Merchant of Venice (1912)

A rich merchant, Antonio is depressed for no good reason, until his good friend Bassanio comes to tell him how he's in love with Portia. Portia's father has died and left a very strange ... See full summary »

Director:

Lucius Henderson

Writers:

Lloyd Lonergan (scenario), William Shakespeare (play)

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Cast

Cast overview:
William Bowman ... Shylock (as William J. Bowman)
Florence La Badie ... Portia
Mignon Anderson ... Jessica
Harry Benham ... Bassanio
William Russell ... Antonio
Ethyle Cooke Ethyle Cooke ... Nerissa (as Ethyle Cooke Benham)
William Garwood
Grace Nile Grace Nile
D. Mitsoras D. Mitsoras ... (as Mikhail Mitzoras)
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A rich merchant, Antonio is depressed for no good reason, until his good friend Bassanio comes to tell him how he's in love with Portia. Portia's father has died and left a very strange will: only the man that picks the correct casket out of three (silver, gold, and lead) can marry her. Bassanio, unfortunately, is strapped for cash with which to go wooing, and Antonio wants to help, so Antonio borrows the money from Shylock, the money-lender. But Shylock has been nursing a grudge against Antonio's insults, and makes unusual terms to the loan. And when Antonio's business fails, those terms threaten his life, and it's up to Bassanio and Portia to save him.

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Genres:

Short | Drama

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

26 July 1912 (USA) See more »

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Silent

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Connections

Version of Whatever Next?: Episode #1.4 (1969) See more »

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