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Othello (DVD and Video)







  • 4 Oscar Nominations

  • 4 Golden Globe Nominations





  • Restored and digitally re-mastered.



Stuart Burge's film of John Dexter's production of Othello at the National Theatre was made in Shakespeare's Quarter-Centenary year and stands today as a masterpiece among film presentations of theatre productions.

Shakespeare's tragic story of how a great man's vanity is manipulated by a jealous aide to bring about his downfall has never been more movingly nor dramatically portrayed. A screen classic in every sense, with the fewest cuts from Shakespeare’s original play of any filmed version available.

Othello: Laurence Olivier (Oscar Nominated)
Desdemona: Maggie Smith (Oscar Nominated)
Iago: Frank Finlay (Oscar Nominated)
Emilia: Joyce Redman (Oscar Nominated)
Cassio: Derek Jacobi
Roderigo: Robert Lang
Lodovico: Kenneth Mackintosh
Brabantio: Anthony Nicholls
Bianca: Sheila Reid
Gratiano: Michael Turner
Montano: Edward Hardwicke

Production Credits:
Director: Stuart Burge
National Theatre Production - Director: John Dexter
Producers: Anthony Havelock-Allen & John Brabourne
National Theatre Production - Designer: Jocelyn Herbert
Art Director: William Kellner
Editor: Richard Marden
Music: Richard Hampton
Director of Photography: Geoffrey Unsworth
Associate Producer: Richard Goodwin

DVD Features:
Scene by scene access
Shakespeare's 'Othello' source and background
Cast profiles - Laurence Olivier, Maggie Smith, Frank Finlay, Joyce Redman, Derek Jacobi
Interview - Anthony Hopkins

  • 1965
  • Technicolor
  • 160 minutes
  • Certificate U
  • Soundmix: 70mm 6-track stereo