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The Tragedy of King Lear Part 1 (1948)

King Lear, old and tired, divides his kingdom among his daughters, giving great importance to their protestations of love for him. When Cordelia, youngest and most honest, refuses to idly ... See full summary »

Director:

Royston Morley

Writers:

William Shakespeare (play), Royston Morley (adaptation) | 1 more credit »

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Cast

Credited cast:
Archie Angus Archie Angus ... Servant to Cornwall / Doctor
Michael Ashwin Michael Ashwin ... King of France
John Baker John Baker
Nicolette Bernard Nicolette Bernard ... Regan
John Chandos John Chandos ... Oswald
Norman Claridge Norman Claridge ... Duke of Albany
Cyril Conway Cyril Conway ... Duke of Burgundy
Rosalie Crutchley ... Goneril
William Devlin William Devlin ... King Lear
Cyril Hardingham Cyril Hardingham
Robert Harris ... Edgar
Ursula Howells Ursula Howells ... Cordelia
Maxwell Jackson Maxwell Jackson
Henry Oscar ... Duke of Gloucester
Victor Platt Victor Platt ... Curan / Servant to Cornwall / Herald
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Storyline

King Lear, old and tired, divides his kingdom among his daughters, giving great importance to their protestations of love for him. When Cordelia, youngest and most honest, refuses to idly flatter the old man in return for favor, he banishes her and turns for support to his remaining daughters. But Goneril and Regan have no love for him and instead plot to take all his power from him. In a parallel, Lear's loyal courtier Gloucester favors his illegitimate son Edmund after being told lies about his faithful son Edgar. Madness and tragedy befall both ill-starred fathers. Written by Jim Beaver <jumblejim@prodigy.net>

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Genres:

Drama

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

22 August 1948 (UK) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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