Internet Shakespeare Editions

Shakespeare in Performance: Film

Othello (1922, Dimitri Buchowetzki)

Release LocationsGermany
DirectorDimitri Buchowetzki
MediumBlack & white video
Length1 hrs, 33 mins
Audiencecollege and university
general public
Play ConnectionsOthello (abridgment)


Until recently this silent Othello was buried in archives, but it has now become available on the video market. An outgrowth of German expressionism, it shows the flamboyant acting styles of the period

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

BrabantioFriedrich Kühne
OthelloEmil Jannings
CassioTheodor Loos
IagoWerner Krauss
RoderigoFerdinand Von Alten
MontanoMagnus Stifter
DesdemonaIca von Lenkeffy
EmiliaLya de Putti

Production Team and Crew Overview

DirectorDimitri Buchowetzki
ProducerPaul Blumenthal
ProducerDavid P. Howells
EditorDon Bartlett
CameraFriedrich Paulmann
ProductionFritz Kraencke
ProductionKarl Machus
OtherKarl Hasselman

Company Overview

Producer Wörner Film

Production information courtesy of: Kenneth Rothwell