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Macbeth (1960)

Hallmark Hall of Fame's second version of Shakespeare's classic play, with the same two stars and the same director as its first version, but a different supporting cast.

Director:

George Schaefer

Writers:

George Schaefer (adaptation), William Shakespeare (play) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Credited cast:
Maurice Evans ... Macbeth
Judith Anderson ... Lady Macbeth
Michael Hordern ... Banquo
Ian Bannen ... Macduff
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Felix Aylmer ... Doctor
Jeremy Brett ... Malcolm
Robert Brown ... Bloody Sergeant
Charles Carson ... Caithness
Trader Faulkner ... Seyton
Scot Finch Scot Finch ... Fleance (as Scott Finch)
William Hutt William Hutt ... Ross
Megs Jenkins ... Gentlewoman
Malcolm Keen ... Duncan
Simon Lack Simon Lack ... Menteith
Brewster Mason Brewster Mason ... Angus
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Hallmark Hall of Fame's second version of Shakespeare's classic play, with the same two stars and the same director as its first version, but a different supporting cast.

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For the first time on the giant screen in blazing TECHNICOLOR!

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Drama

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Country:

UK | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

20 November 1960 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Hallmark Hall of Fame: Macbeth (#10.2) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color | Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Maurice Evans was fifty-nine when he appeared in this production, and Judith Anderson was sixty-two. They are among the oldest actors to play the roles of Macbeth and Lady Macbeth on television. Only Walter Hampden was older - he played the role of Macbeth on TV when he was sixty-nine. See more »

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Version of La nuit des rois (1962) See more »

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The best filmed version I've seen
17 July 1999 | by TinlizzySee all my reviews

It is a real pity that this film is not available on video. I was surprised to see how much of the staging of the battle scenes was re-used in BRAVEHEART years later. There are some striking sets and the soundtrack and lighting are well above average. Production design is of a very high standard. The direction is excellent; there is a mounting feeling of dread as the action progresses, with the Sleepwalking scene and Banquo's Ghost being particularly well done. The cast is very good. Judith Anderson reminded me of the Witch in SNOW WHITE AND THE SEVEN DWARVES, and Maurice Evans is a suitably ambitious Macbeth. Watch for a breathtakingly handsome 28-year old Jeremy Brett as Prince Malcolm.


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