Desdemona defies her father to marry the Moor of Venice, the mighty warrior, Othello. But Othello's old Lieutenant, Iago, doesn't like Othello, and is determined to bring about the downfall of Othello's new favorite, Cassio, and destroy Othello in the process, by casting aspersions on Othello's new bride.
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At one hour, thirty minutes, and forty-three seconds, Frank Finlay
's performance in this movie is the longest ever Oscar nominated for Best Actor in a Supporting Role. It is not the longest performance in the movie, however, since Sir Laurence Olivier
's is three minutes longer. See more
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Look to her, Moor; have a quick eye to see. She has deceiv'd her father; may do thee!
The film's U.S. DVD release restores the Warner Bros. logo backed by a red curtain and fanfare music to the opening credits, and the "Intermission" title card about ninety minutes into the film. These have not been seen since the film's original U.S. release; they were not featured on the videocassette edition. The long-deleted "intermission break" occurs immediately after Othello says to Iago, "Now art thou my lieutenant" and Iago answers "I am your own forever". See more
Version of Theatre Night: Othello
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