Othello

  • 1965
  • Movie
  • NR
  • Drama

Orson Welles had attempted Shakespeare's OTHELLO 14 years before, but that version pales in comparison to this. This version began as a play at the Chichester Festival in 1964, then was taken to London for the National Theatre. The man who directed that stage version, John Dexter, staged the action for this film; film director Burge gets the credit here,...read more

(Movie Clip) My Heart Upon My Sleeve
Origin of the phrase, Venetian Iago (Frank Finlay) and Roderigo (Robert Lang) lament the latter's failed pursuit of Desedemona, whose father (Anthony (more…)
(Movie Clip) The Turks Are Drowned
In Cyprus, Venetian Iago (Frank Finlay) awaits word of his general (Laurence Olivier, title character), battling Turks at sea, keeping an eye on the w (more…)
(Movie Clip) Here Comes The Lady
Summoned before the duke (Harry Lomax), Moorish Venetian general Othello (Laurence Olivier) explains to nobleman Brabantio (Anthony Nicholls) that he (more…)

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  • Rating: NR
  • Review: Orson Welles had attempted Shakespeare's OTHELLO 14 years before, but that version pales in comparison to this. This version began as a play at the Chichester Festival in 1964, then was taken to London for the National Theatre. The man who directed that st… (more)

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