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Twelfth Night (1910)

An early silent version of Shakespeare's classic comedy of unrequited love and gender bending.


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Cast overview:
... Olivia
... Malvolio
... Viola
... Sebastian
Tefft Johnson ... Orsino
... Maria
... Sir Toby Belch
... Sir Andrew Aguecheek


When Viola and her twin brother Sebastian are shipwrecked and separated, Viola dresses in her brother's clothes and becomes a page in the palace of the Duke of Orsino. Thinking Viola is a boy, the Duke sends her with a message to Olivia, whom he loves. A series of complications begins when Olivia falls in love with the page 'boy'. Written by Snow Leopard

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Short | Comedy | Drama | Romance





Release Date:

5 February 1910 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Vízkereszt  »

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Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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A Pleasant Silent Shakespeare Feature
12 October 2001 | by See all my reviews

This little silent film does a nice job of getting across the flavor of Shakespeare's "Twelfth Night". Naturally, Shakespeare loses a lot without the dialogue, but the characters and situations are entertaining in themselves, and this does a good job of covering the most important parts of the amusing plot with its mix-ups. Most of the characters are rendered with good acting, especially the engaging Viola (Florence Turner) and the haughty Malvolio (who was played by director Kent). It's a pleasant short feature, and crafted carefully enough that even without all of the dialogue from the original play you can enjoy it.

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