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Macbeth, the Thane of Glamis, receives a prophecy from a trio of witches that one day he will become King of Scotland. Consumed by ambition and spurred to action by his wife, Macbeth murders... See more »

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Macbeth
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Lady Macbeth
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Macduff
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Malcolm
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Banquo
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A Holy Father
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Duncan
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Ross
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Lennox
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Lady Macduff / The Three
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Siward
Archie Heugly ...
Young Siward
Jerry Farber ...
Fleance
Christopher Welles ...
Macduff Child
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Doctor
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Gentlewoman / The Three
Brainerd Duffield ...
First Murderer / The Three
William Alland ...
Second Murderer
George Chirello ...
Seyton
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A Porter
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Robert Alan ...
Third Murderer (uncredited)
Tiny Jones ...
Woman Holding Child (uncredited)
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Banquet Guest (uncredited)

Directed by

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Orson Welles

Written by

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William Shakespeare ... (by)
 
Orson Welles ... (adaptation) (uncredited)
 
William Shakespeare ... (play) (uncredited)

Produced by

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Richard Wilson ... associate producer
Charles K. Feldman ... executive producer (uncredited)
Orson Welles ... producer (uncredited)

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Jacques Ibert

Cinematography by

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John L. Russell ... director of photography

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Louis Lindsay

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Fred A. Ritter ... (as Fred Ritter)

Set Decoration by

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John McCarthy Jr. ... (set decorations)
James Redd ... (set decorations)

Costume Design by

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Fred Ritter ... (uncredited) (costumes: men)
Orson Welles ... (uncredited)

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Peggy Gray ... hair stylist
Bob Mark ... makeup supervisor
Maurice Seiderman ... makeup artist (uncredited)

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Jack Lacey ... assistant director (uncredited)

Art Department

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Dan O'Herlihy ... set designer (uncredited)
Orson Welles ... set designer (uncredited)

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Garry A. Harris ... sound (as Garry Harris)
John Stransky Jr. ... sound

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Howard Lydecker ... special effects
Theodore Lydecker ... special effects

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William Bradford ... second unit photography
Nels Mathias ... grip (uncredited)

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Adele Palmer ... women's costumes designed by
Eugene Joseff ... costume jeweller (uncredited)

Music Department

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Efrem Kurtz ... conductor

Other crew

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William Alland ... dialogue director
Charles K. Feldman ... presenter
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Plot Summary

In fog-dripping, barren and sometimes macabre settings, 11th-century Scottish nobleman Macbeth is led by an evil prophecy and his ruthless yet desirable wife to the treasonous act that makes him king. But he does not enjoy his newfound, dearly-won kingship... Restructured, but all the dialogue is Shakespeare's. Written by Rod Crawford

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Also Known As
  • Macbeth - der Königsmörder (Germany)
  • Macveth (Greece)
  • Macbeth - Reinado de Sangue (Brazil)
  • Μάκβεθ (Greece)
  • Makbet (Poland)
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  • 92 min
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Budget $900,000 (estimated)

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Trivia The inexpensive impressionist sets were designed by Orson Welles and Dan O'Herlihy. See more »
Goofs Duncan and his men renew their baptismal vows with a prayer composed by Pope Leo XIII in 1884. While this is technically an anachronism, it should be remembered that William Shakespeare's plays are themselves are full of similar anachronisms, therefore this can be seen as a stylistic tribute that Shakespeare himself might have appreciated. See more »
Movie Connections Edited into Le contrôle de l'univers (1999). See more »
Quotes Macbeth: Tomorrow, and tomorrow, and tomorrow, creeps in this petty pace from day to day; to the last syllable of recorded time; and all our yesterdays have lighted fools the way to dusty death. Out, out, brief candle! Life's but a walking shadow; a poor player that struts and frets his hour upon the stage, and then is heard no more. It is a tale told by an idiot, full of sound and fury, signifying nothing.
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