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Shakespeare in Performance: Film

The Merchant of Venice (1955)

TitleThe Merchant of Venice
Release LocationsGB
Length1 hrs, 45 mins
Play ConnectionsThe Merchant of Venice (teleplay)
SeriesStage by Stage


The appearance of a major actor, Michael Hordern, in the role of Shylock suggests the weightiness of this production, which is now [apparently] lost

Description from Shakespeare on Screen : an International Filmography and Videography by Kenneth S. Rothwell and Annabelle Henkin Melzer. ©1990 Kenneth S. Rothwell. Cited by permission. — Added 2008-11-14

Cast Overview

ShylockMichael Hordern
AntonioRaymond Westwell
BassanioDenis Quilley
PortiaRachel Gurney
NerissaJane Wenham
Duke Of VeniceJohn Westbrook
Prince Of MoroccoJohn Westbrook
Prince Of ArragonIan Mullins
SolanioGeoffrey Taylor
GratianoLaurence Payne
SalerioJohn Hayter
LorenzoJohn Breslin
JessicaVeronica Wells
TubalJohn Garley
Launcelot GobboJeffery Dench
Old GobboJohn Garley
LeonardoDerek Holmes
BalthasarLeonard Davies
StephanoDudley Jones
GaolerMichael Stainton
ServantHartnoll Stone

Production Team and Crew Overview

ProducerHal Burton
ComposerCecily Arnold
ComposerMarshall Johnson
ProductionHal Burton

Production information courtesy of: Kenneth Rothwell