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Macbeth (1948)

  • Film

Time Out says

Not entirely successful, hardly surprisingly in that it was shot in 23 days on a cheap Western backlot at Republic Studios. Also, Ms Nolan's Lady Macbeth is something of a disaster. That said, though, the film - unlike so many adaptations of the Bard - is pure cinema: moodily magnificent photography by John L Russell reinforces the sense of a nightmarish world before time, where primitive emotions hold sway with absolute, compelling simplicity. Adventurous film-making that takes risks, and full of imaginative flourishes.
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Release Details

  • Rated:PG
  • Duration:87 mins

Cast and crew

  • Director:Orson Welles
  • Screenwriter:Orson Welles
  • Cast:
    • Orson Welles
    • Jeanette Nolan
    • Dan O'Herlihy
    • Roddy McDowall
    • Edgar Barrier
    • Alan Napier
    • Erskine Sanford
    • John Dierkes
    • Gus Schilling
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