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Shakespeare in Performance: Film

Othello (1950)

Release LocationsGB
Length30 mins
Play ConnectionsOthello (scene(s))


At considerable expense of time (two days of special rehearsals) and of money (£800), the Old Vic Othello by the Comédie Française was reworked for television. The program was introduced by Michel St. Denis. The BBC viewer research report laconically noted that the "language barrier proved a serious deterrent to enjoyment" (WAC TS/March 1950)

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

LudovicoFrancois Vibert
OthelloAime Clariond
CassioJean Chevrier
IagoJean Debucourt
MontanoLouis Eymond
DesdemonaRenée Faure
EmiliaL. Noro
CastA. Belle
CastB. Cuaz
CastM. Galopin
CastJ. Gontier

Production Team and Crew Overview

ProducerEric Fawcett
ComposerLouis Beydts
Adaptor/TranslatorGeorges Neveux
Stage DirectorJean Meyer
ProductionJames Bould

Production information courtesy of: Kenneth Rothwell