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The Tragedy of Othello, the Moor of Venice (1981)

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Othello, a Moorish general in the service of the Venetian state, is disdained for his race but valued for his military skills. He weds Desdemona in a mixed-race marriage that offends her ... See full summary »

Director:

Franklin Melton

Writer:

William Shakespeare (play)
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Cast overview, first billed only:
William Marshall ... Othello
Ron Moody ... Iago
Jenny Agutter ... Desdemona
DeVeren Bookwalter ... Cassio
Joel Asher Joel Asher ... Roderigo
Leslie Paxton Leslie Paxton ... Emilia
Peter MacLean ... Brabantio
Jay Robinson ... Duke of Venice
Phillip Persons Phillip Persons ... Lodovico
Eugenia Wright Eugenia Wright ... Bianca
Michael Hayward Michael Hayward ... Montano
John Bliss ... Second Senator
Arnold Markussen Arnold Markussen ... Gratiano
Anna Dresdon Anna Dresdon ... Friend to Bianca
Lanny Broyles Lanny Broyles ... First Senator
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Othello, a Moorish general in the service of the Venetian state, is disdained for his race but valued for his military skills. He weds Desdemona in a mixed-race marriage that offends her father. Jealous of Othello's triumphs and high-standing, and suspicious that his commander may once have bedded his own wife, Othello's lieutenant Iago plots to sabotage Othello's career and marriage. He plants in Othello's mind the suspicion that Desdemona is unfaithful and provides false evidence of that infidelity. Though noble and initially trusting, Othello is led into a jealous rage that proves tragic for all involved. Written by Jim Beaver <jumblejim@prodigy.net>

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USA

Language:

English

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Bard Productions See more »
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Jenny Agutter is credited as such in the opening main titles and in the film's publicity, but credited as "Jennifer A. Agutter" in the closing credits. See more »

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Version of Othello (1979) See more »

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not a great Iago
22 November 1998 | by alexr647See all my reviews

The guy who played Othello was good. Jessica from Logan's Run, always hot. But Iago was just as powerful a character as he should or could be. Not the best production ever, but stayed closer to the play then Orsen Wells or Kenneth Brannagh


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