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Shakespeare in Performance: Film

Twelfth Night (1937)

TitleTwelfth Night
Release LocationsGB
Length33 mins
Play ConnectionsTwelfth Night (scene(s))
SeriesPlay Parade


One of the very earliest transmissions of Shakespeare on television when the industry was still in its infancy. The credits give Greer Garson as Viola, who was then acting on the London stage and who was subsequently propelled to stardom as Mrs. Miniver (1942)

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

ViolaGreer Garson
OrsinoJohn Wyse
OliviaDorothy Black
Clown/CurioEdward Reach
Sea CaptainHilary Pritchard
ValentineAlban Blakelock

Production Team and Crew Overview

ProducerGeorge More O'Ferrall

Production information courtesy of: Kenneth Rothwell