Othello (1951)

Orson Welles' magnificent screening of Shakespeare's immortal tragedy

  • Genre: Drama, Romance
  • Release Date: 1951-11-27
  • User Rating: 7.4/10 from 125 ratings
  • Runtime: 1h 33min
  • Language: English
  • Production Company: Les Films Marceau
  • Production Country: France, Italy, Morocco, United States of America
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When a secret marriage is planned between Othello, a Moorish general, and Desdemona, the daughter of Senator Brabantio, her old suitor Roderigo takes it hard. He allies himself with Iago, who has his own grudge against Othello, and the two conspire to bring Othello down. When their first plan, to have him accused of witchcraft, fails, they plant evidence intended to make him believe Desdemona is unfaithful.

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    Writing Orson Welles Screenplay
    Directing Orson Welles Director
    Production Orson Welles Producer
    Art Alexandre Trauner Production Design
    Production Giorgio Papi Producer
    Writing William Shakespeare Author
    Writing William Shakespeare Theatre Play
    Sound Angelo Francesco Lavagnino Original Music Composer
    Costume & Make-Up Maria De Matteis Costume Design
    Camera Oberdan Troiani Additional Photography
    Crew Harriet Medin Dialect Coach
    Camera Anchise Brizzi Director of Photography
    Art Luigi Scaccianoce Production Design
    Writing Jean Sacha Writer
    Editing Jean Sacha Additional Editing
    Costume & Make-Up Maurice Seiderman Makeup Artist
    Editing Renzo Lucidi Editor
    Sound Alberto Barberis Original Music Composer
    Camera Alberto Fusi Additional Photography
    Production Julien Derode Associate Producer
    Camera G.R. Aldo Director of Photography
    Camera George Fanto Director of Photography
    Editing Jenö Csepreghy Editor
    Editing William Morton Editor