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Title Othello / [Westchester Films, Inc. and World Entertainment, Inc. in association with Beatrice Welles Smith present] ; a Mercury production [adapted, produced and directed] by Orson Welles.
Imprint [San Francisco, California, USA] : Kanopy Streaming, 2016.

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Subject Othello (Fictitious character from Shakespeare) -- Drama.
Desdemona (Fictitious character) -- Drama.
Iago (Fictitious character) -- Drama.
Muslims -- Drama.
Man-woman relationships -- Drama.
Jealousy -- Drama.
Deception -- Drama.
Venice (Italy) -- Drama.
Alt Name Welles, Orson, 1915-1985,
Welles-Smith, Beatrice,
Mac Liammoir, Micheal, 1899-1978,
Cloutier, Suzanne, 1923-2003
Coote, Robert, 1909-1982,
Compton, Fay, 1894-1978,
Edwards, Hilton, 1903-1982,
Bruce, Nicholas, 1919-
Laurence, Michael, 1919-1988,
Dowling, Doris, 1921-2004,
Brizzi, Anchise, 1887-1964,
Graziati, Aldo, 1902-1953,
Fanto, George, 1911-2000,
Lavagnino, Francesco, 1909-1987,
Barberis, Alberto, 1920-1957,
Ferrero, Willy,
Motion picture adaptation of (work): Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616. Othello.
Westchester Films Inc.,
World Entertainment Corporation,
Mercury Productions, Inc.,
Criterion Collection (Firm),
Kanopy (Firm),
Uniform Title Othello (Motion picture : 1951)
Add Title Also known as: The Tragedy of Othello : the Moor of Venice
Also known as: Otello
Orson Welles's Othello
Description 1 online resource (1 video file, approximately 90 min.) : sound, black and white.
Time 012910
Note Title from title frames.
In English.
Optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing (SDH).
Cast Orson Welles (Othello), Micheal MacLiammoir (Iago), Suzanne Cloutier (Desdemona), Robert Coote (Roderigo), Fay Compton (Emilia), Hilton Edwards (Brabantio), Nicholas Bruce (Lodovico), Michael Laurence (Cassio), Doris Dowling (Bianca).
Credits Photography, Anchise Brizzi, G. R. Aldo, George Fanto ; editors, John Shepridge, Jean Sacha, Renzo Lucidi, William Morton ; production design, Alexandre Trauner ; costumes, Maria de Matteis ; music, Angelo Francesco Lavagnino, Alberto Barberis ; conductor, Willy Ferrero.
Note Originally screened with a dubbed-Italian soundtrack in Rome, Italy, in 1951; English-language European version originally released as a motion picture in 1952.
This version produced by Criterion Collection/Janus Films.
Based on the play by William Shakespeare.
Full screen (1.37:1).
Summary The general Othello is manipulated into thinking that his new wife Desdemona has been carrying on an affair with one of his officers Michael Cassio when in reality it is all part of the scheme of a bitter lieutenant named Iago. Gloriously cinematic despite its tiny budget, Orson Welles's adaptation of Shakespeare's classic is a testament to the filmmaker's stubborn willingness to pursue his vision to the ends of the earth. Unmatched in his passionate identification with Shakespeare's imagination, Welles brings his inventive visual approach to this enduring tragedy of jealousy, bigotry, and rage, and also gives a towering performance as the Moor of Venice, alongside Suzanne Cloutier as the innocent Desdemona, and Micheal MacLiammoir as the scheming Iago. Shot over the course of three years in Italy and Morocco and plagued by many logistical problems, this fiercely independent film joins Macbeth and Chimes at Midnight in making the case for Welles as the cinema's most audacious interpreter of the Bard.
Awards Winner of best picture, Cannes Film Festival, 1952.
Publisher # 1236523 Kanopy
OCLC # 956904311



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