Richard III

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Olivier's third film as actor/director, and his third 'personal' Shakespeare adaptation. Whether you take his central performance on its own terms (as a 'definitive' reading of the part) or as high camp, it's undoubtedly interesting as a phenomenon. Less debatable, unfortunately, is his ability as a director: his approach is for the most part tediously staid and conservative, and it becomes almost laughable when it tries to transcend its own timidity in the dramatic climaxes.

Release details

Duration: 161 mins

Cast and crew

Director: Laurence Olivier
Screenwriter: Alan Dent, Laurence Olivier
Cast: Laurence Olivier
John Gielgud
Claire Bloom
Ralph Richardson
Cedric Hardwicke
Stanley Baker
Alec Clunes
Norman Wooland
Laurence Naismith
Pamela Brown
John Laurie
Michael Gough
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