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Richard III

Author: Laurence OlivierDavid GarrickColley CibberOtto HellerCedric HardwickeAll authors
Publisher: [New York] : Janus Films : Criterion Collection [distributor], ©2006.
Series: Criterion collection (DVD videodiscs); 50 years of Janus Films.
Edition/Format:   DVD video : NTSC color broadcast system : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Begins by recapitulating the final scene of Henry IV, Part III with Edward IV being crowned king. In the background of the celebration, Richard jealously views the proceedings. Soon afterwards, Edward IV is murdered, drowned in a vat of wine. Richard becomes king and, after proceeding with a succession of intrigues and duplicities, he finds his kingdom in dire peril, set upon by Henry Tudor and mustering a final  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Historical films
Feature films
Film adaptations
Fiction films
Art
Drama
Named Person: Richard, King of England; Edward, King of England; William Shakespeare
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Laurence Olivier; David Garrick; Colley Cibber; Otto Heller; Cedric Hardwicke; John Gielgud; Paul Huson; Andy Shine; Helen Haye; Pamela Brown; Ralph Richardson, Sir; Alec Clunes; Laurence Naismith; Mary Kerridge; Clive Morton; Dan Cunningham; Douglas Wilmer; Claire Bloom; Stanley Baker, Sir; Nicholas Hannen; Russell Thorndike; Wallace Bosco; Andrew Cruickshank; Terence Greenidge; Norman Wooland; Michael Gough; Michael Ripper; Roy Russell; George Woodbridge; Esmond Knight; John Laurie; Peter Williams; Timothy Bateson; Willoughby Gray; Ann Wilton; Bill Shine; Deering Wells; Richard Bennett; Patrick Troughton; Brian Nissen; Alexander Davion; Lane Meddick; Robert Bishop; John Phillips; Roger Furse; Anthony Bushell; Carmen Dillon; Helga Cranston; William Walton; Muir Mathieson; William Shakespeare; Royal Philharmonic Orchestra.; Janus Films.; London Film Productions.; Shepperton Studios.; Criterion Collection (Firm)
OCLC Number: 77233963
Notes: Based on the play by William Shakespeare.
Originally released as a motion picture in 1955.
Released as part of the "Essential Art House: 50 Years of Janus Films."
Credits: Production designer, Roger Furse ; associate director, Anthony Bushell ; art director, Carmen Dillon ; production supervisor, John Gossage ; editor, Helga Cranston ; special effects, Wally Veevers ; production manager, Jack Martin ; music by Sir William Walton ; played by the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra ; conducted by Muir Mathieson.
Cast: Cedric Hardwicke (King Edward IV of England), John Gielgud (George Duke of Clarence), Laurence Olivier (Richard Duke of Gloucester, King Richard III), Paul Huson (Prince of Wales), Andy Shine (Duke of York), Helen Haye (Duchess of York), Pamela Brown (Jane Shore), Ralph Richardson (Duke of Buckingham), Alec Clunes (Lord Hastings, Lord Chamberlain), Laurence Naismith (Lord Stanley), Mary Kerridge (Queen Elizabeth), Clive Morton (Lord Rivers), Dan Cunningham (Lord Grey), Douglas Wilmer (Lord Dorset), Claire Bloom (Lady Anne), Stanley Baker (Henry, Earl of Richmond), Nicholas Hannen (Archbishop), Stewart Allen (Page to Richard), Russell Thorndike (1st priest), Wally Boscoe (monk), Norman Fisher (monk), Andrew Cruickshank (Brackenbury), Terence Greenidge (Scrivener), Norman Wooland (Catesby), Michael Gough (Dighton), Michael Ripper (Forrest), Roy Russell (Abbot), George Woodbridge (Lord Mayor of London), Esmond Knight (Ratcliffe), John Laurie (Lovel), Peter Williams (messenger to Hastings), Timothy Bateson (Ostler), Willoughby Gray (2nd priest), Ann Wilton (scrub woman), Bill Shine (Beadle), Derek Prentice (clergyman), Deering Wells (clergyman), Richard Bennett (George Stanley), Patrick Troughton (Tyrrell), Brian Nissen (messenger), Alexander Davion (messenger), Lane Meddick (messenger), Robert Bishop (messenger), John Phillips (Norfolk).
Description: 1 videodisc (ca. 158 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Details: DVD; region 1, NTSC; widescreen (1.66:1) presentation; Dolby Digital mono.
Contents: Coronation of Edward IV --
"Now is the winter..." --
Gentle Lady Anne --
"I'll have her..." --
"Plots have I laid" --
Simple, plain Clarence --
"Why dost thou spit at me?" --
"Was ever woman in this humor wooed?" --
Death warrant for Clarence --
Clarence's dream --
A reprieve --
Deciding on an heir --
Dream come true --
King Edward's bedside --
Heir to the throne --
"Go we unto the tower" --
Enlisting Catesby --
Plots afoot --
Council of the crown --
Lord Mayor takes a ride --
Buckingham's concoction --
"Two props of virtue" --
Richard's royal queen --
Coronation of Richard III --
Securing the crown --
"Thus lay the gentle babes" --
Stanley consorts with Buckingham --
News of Richmond --
Bosworth field --
Richmond --
Eve of battle --
Ghosts of victims past --
Battle of Bosworth Field --
"My kingdom for a horse" --
Stanley crowns Richmond.
Series Title: Criterion collection (DVD videodiscs); 50 years of Janus Films.
Other Titles: Essential art house.
Responsibility: Janus Films ; a London Film ; by William Shakespeare ; with some interpolations by David Garric, Colley Cibber, etc. ; produced and directed by Laurence Olivier ; director of photography, Otto Heller ; produced at Shepperton Studios England.

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Begins by recapitulating the final scene of Henry IV, Part III with Edward IV being crowned king. In the background of the celebration, Richard jealously views the proceedings. Soon afterwards, Edward IV is murdered, drowned in a vat of wine. Richard becomes king and, after proceeding with a succession of intrigues and duplicities, he finds his kingdom in dire peril, set upon by Henry Tudor and mustering a final defense for his realm at the Battle of Bosworth. An immortal tale of lust, murder, treachery and the ruthless pursuit of power.

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