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Richard III

Author: Laurence OlivierColley CibberDavid GarrickCedric HardwickeNicholas HannenAll authors
Publisher: [Irvington, N.Y.] : Criterion Collection, ©2009.
Series: Essential art house.
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 afterward, 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: Drama
Feature films
Film adaptations
Historical films
Video recordings for the hearing impaired
Named Person: Richard, King of England; Edward, King of England; William Shakespeare; Edward, King of England; Richard, King of England; William Shakespeare
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Laurence Olivier; Colley Cibber; David Garrick; Cedric Hardwicke; Nicholas Hannen; Ralph Richardson, Sir; John Gielgud; Mary Kerridge; Paul Huson; Claire Bloom; Otto Heller; Carmen Dillon; Helga Cranston; William Walton; Roger Furse; William Shakespeare; London Film Productions.; Janus Films.; Criterion Collection (Firm)
ISBN: 9781604651676 1604651679 9781604651621 1604651628
OCLC Number: 368350092
Language Note: English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing.
Notes: Originally released as a motion picture in 1955.
Based on the play by William Shakespeare.
Credits: Director of photography, Otto Heller ; art director, Carmen Dillon ; editor, Helga Cranston ; original music, William Walton ; production designer, Roger Furse ; special effects, Wally Veevers.
Cast: Cedric Hardwicke, Nicholas Hannen, Laurence Olivier, Ralph Richardson, John Gielgud, Mary Kerridge, Paul Huson, Claire Bloom.
Description: 1 videodisc (158 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Details: DVD, NTSC, region 1; Dolby Digital mono; 16:9 aspect ratio (enhanced for widescreen TV's).
Series Title: Essential art house.
Other Titles: Richard III (Motion picture : 1955)
Janus Films presents Essential art house
Janus Films presents Essential art house.
Responsibility: Janus Films ; a London Film ; [textual alterations], Colley Cibber, David Garrick ; produced and directed by Laurence Olivier.

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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 afterward, 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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