Richard III

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Richard III
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.

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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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