The Merchant of Venice Movie Review 1981

Information and Film Reviews for The Merchant of Venice the Movie

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Moneylender Shylock wants his pound of flesh (literally) when a young nobleman's debt cannot be paid. But is this justice or revenge? The character of Shylock (he is Jewish) has always been controversial--is he to be taken as a villain, a buffoon, or a tragic hero? Part of the "Shakespeare Plays" series.


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Available on VHS
Running time 157 minutes.

Cast and Crew

Law, Judaism
Warren Mitchell, Gemma Jones, John Franklyn-Robbins, Kenneth Cranham, John Rhys-Davies, Richard Morant, John Nettles, Leslee Udwin
Jack Gold
Cedric Messina, Dr. Jonathan Miller, BBC (British Broadcasting Corporation)

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