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Macbeth

Author: Orson WellesCharles K FeldmanJeanette NolanDan O'HerlihyEdgar BarrierAll authors
Publisher: Los Angeles, CA : Republic Pictures Home Video, ©1992.
Edition/Format:   VHS video : VHS tape   Visual material : English : 45th anniversary edView all editions and formats
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In this classic story of murder, witchcraft, and revenge, Macbeth, driven by overwhelming ambition and an unscrupulous wife murders the King of Scotland and claims the throne for himself. He begins a violent reign of terror and execution in a desperate attempt to maintain his power. Haunted by ghosts and vexed by witches, he and his wife rapidly descend into the depths of madness and paranoia as the weight of their  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Fiction films
Film adaptations
Feature films
Drama
Named Person: William Shakespeare; Macbeth, King of Scotland; Macbeth, King of Scotland; William Shakespeare
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Orson Welles; Charles K Feldman; Jeanette Nolan; Dan O'Herlihy; Edgar Barrier; Alan Napier; Roddy McDowall; Jacques Ibert; William Shakespeare; Mercury Acting Company.; Republic Pictures Corporation.; Republic Pictures Home Video (Firm)
OCLC Number: 27839400
Notes: Originally released as motion picture by Republic Pictures, 1948; film restored by UCLA Film Archives and the Folger Shakespeare Library.
Credits: Director of photography, John L. Russell ; art director, Fred Ritter ; editor, Louis Lindsay ; music, Jacques Ibert, music conductor, Efrem Kurtz.
Cast: Orson Welles (Macbeth), Dan O'Herlihy (MacDuff), Jeannette Nolan (Lady Macbeth), Edgar Barrier (Banquo), Alan Napier (a holy father), Roddy McDowall (Malcolm).
Description: 1 videocassette (112 min.) : sd., b&w ; 1/2 in.
Details: VHS format.
Other Titles: Macbeth (Motion picture : 1948)
Responsibility: by William Shakespeare ; directed by Orson Welles ; [presented by] Charles K. Feldman ; a Mercury production by Orson Welles

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In this classic story of murder, witchcraft, and revenge, Macbeth, driven by overwhelming ambition and an unscrupulous wife murders the King of Scotland and claims the throne for himself. He begins a violent reign of terror and execution in a desperate attempt to maintain his power. Haunted by ghosts and vexed by witches, he and his wife rapidly descend into the depths of madness and paranoia as the weight of their crimes proves their undoing. The 21 minutes cut upon its initial release have been put back, and the original soundtrack, with the cast using Scottish accents has been restored.

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