Othello Movie Review 1952

Information and Film Reviews for Othello the Movie

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Welles's striking adaptation of the Shakespeare tragedy casts him as the self-deluding Moor, with MacLiammoir as the despicable Iago and Cloutier as innocent victim, Desdemona. Welles filmed his epic over a four-year period due to budget difficulties, which also resulted in his filming in a number of different countries and settings. The film underwent a $1 million restoration, supervised by Welles's daughter, prior to its limited theatrical re-release in 1992.


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Running time 90 minutes.

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Interracial Affairs, Tragedy, Plays to Film: William Shakespeare, Adapted from a Play, Restored Footage
Orson Welles
Orson Welles, Michael MacLiammoir, Suzanne Cloutier, Robert Coote, Hilton Edwards, Michael Lawrence, Nicholas Bruce, Fay Compton, Doris Dowling, Jean Davis, Joseph Cotten, Joan Fontaine
Anchise Brizzi, George Fanto, Alberto Fusi, Aldo (G.R. Aldo) Graziatti, Oberdan Troiani
Orson Welles
Alberto Barberis, Angelo Francesco Lavagnino
Orson Welles


Cannes 1952: Film.

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