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Shakespeare in Performance: Film

Men Are Not Gods (1936, Walter Reisch)

TitleMen Are Not Gods
Release LocationsGB
DirectorWalter Reisch
MediumBlack & white video
Audiencegeneral public
Play ConnectionsOthello (derivative)


Another Shakespeare derivative in which the Othello story is reworked around the earnest efforts of a London newspaper employee to protect the reputation of a Shakespearean actor

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

AttendantWally Patch
ProducerVal Gielgud
StanleyLawrence Grossmith
PainterSybil Grove
Tommy StapletonRex Harrison
Ann WilliamsMiriam Hopkins
BarbaraGertrude Lawrence
SkeatesA. E. Matthews
Edmond DaveySebastian Shaw
KatherineLaura Smithson
Mrs. WilliamsWinifred Willard

Production Team and Crew Overview

DirectorWalter Reisch
ProducerAlexander Korda
EditorHenry Cornelius
EditorWilliam Hornbeck
ComposerSamuel Coleridge-Taylor
ComposerVincent Korda
ComposerMuir Mathieson
Adaptor/TranslatorCharles Roscher
Production ManagerDavid B. Cunynghame
CostumesG.B. Stern
CostumesIris Wright
ProductionRene Hubert
Special EffectsNed Mann

Production information courtesy of: Kenneth Rothwell