Richard III

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Richard III

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Having helped his brother King Edward IV (Cedric Hardwicke) take the throne of England, the jealous hunchback Richard, Duke of York (Laurence Olivier), plots to seize power for himself. Masterfully deceiving and plotting against nearly everyone in the royal court, including his eventual wife, Lady Anne (Claire Bloom), and his brother George, Duke of Clarence (John Gielgud), Richard orchestrates a bloody rise to power before finding all his gains jeopardized by those he betrayed.

Release details

Release date: Sunday March 11 1956
Duration: 155 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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