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The Dangerous Brother (1960, Michael Hayes)

TitleThe Dangerous Brother
Release LocationsGB
DirectorMichael Hayes
MediumBlack & white video
Length1 hrs
Audiencegeneral public
Play ConnectionsRichard III (teleplay)
SeriesAn Age of Kings


Based on Acts 1-3 of King Richard III. The fourteenth installment in An Age of Kings. (See also numbers 156-9, 178-9, 185, 188, 190-2, 485-6, and 506.) Paul Daneman, who first appears in the cast credits in episode #11 ("The Rabble from Kent"—190), now moves center stage in assuming the role of the villainous Richard Duke of Gloucester, soon to be King Richard III. For additional background, see The Hollow Crown (485)

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

Edward IVJulian Glover
Edward VHugh Janes
ClarencePatrick Garland
Richard Duke Of GloucesterPaul Daneman
Cardinal BourchierJerome Willis
BuckinghamEdgar Wreford
RiversKenneth Farrington
DorsetAnthony Valentine
Lord GreyLeon Shepperdson
HastingsDavid Andrews
Lord StanleyJack May
CatesbyJohn Ringham
BrackenburyFrank Windsor
Lord MayorJohn Sharp
Queen ElizabethJane Wenham
Queen MargaretMary Morris
Duchess Of YorkViolet Carson
Lady AnneJill Dixon
GentlemanJohn Greenwood
GentlemanRobert Lang
MessengerTerence Lodge
MurderersTerry Wale
King Henry VITerry Scully

Production Team and Crew Overview

DirectorMichael Hayes
ProducerPeter Dews
ComposerArthur Bliss
ComposerChristopher Whelen
Adaptor/TranslatorEric Crozier
ConductorLionel Salter
ProductionStanley Morris

Production information courtesy of: Kenneth Rothwell