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Shakespeare in Performance: Film

Othello (1918, Max Mack)

Release LocationsGermany
DirectorMax Mack
Play ConnectionsOthello (derivative)


Although listed in two Shakespeare filmographies, this film does not seem to have been viewed by any living human being. As usual Professor Ball gives the most thorough account of its history. It is included here as a reminder of the activity in Shakespeare films during the silent era

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

OthelloBeni Montano
DesdemonaEllen Korth

Production Team and Crew Overview

DirectorMax Mack

Production information courtesy of: Kenneth Rothwell