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Orson Welles’ Othello Restored

Alternative title
Othello (1950)
Synopsis
Feature film. Welles’ first European work, shot in fits and starts over four years at various locations in Morocco and Italy, due to lack of finance. This original technical quality was poor, but this restored version shows it at its best.
Language
English
Country
Morocco
Medium
Film
Technical information
Black-and-white / Sound
Year of release
2003

Credits

Cast
Joan FontainePage boy

Additional Details

Production type
Fiction Films
Plays
Othello
Subjects
Drama; Shakespeare
Keywords
drama in English; Shakespeare, William (1564-1616)
Related items
Orson Welles Story, The
Put Money in Thy Purse

Notes

Notes
DVD extras include RETURN TO GLENASCAUL (27 minutes), RESTORING OTHELLO (22 minutes), 6 OTHELLO trailers (12 minutes) and a stills gallery.

Released 2014 in France on Blu-Ray by Carlotta Films with removeable subtitles.
Documentation
For additional information on the story of Welles’ film, see ‘Put Money in Thy Purse’ by Michael MacLiammoir, Methuen Press, 1952

Production Company

Name

Mercury Productions

Name

Mogador Films

Distributor

Name

Carlotta Films

Web
http://carlottavod.com External site opens in new window
Phone
01 42 24 10 86
Fax
01 42 24 16 78
Address
9 Passage de la Boule Blanche
75012 Paris
France
Name

Second Sight Films Ltd

Email
info@secondsightfilms.co.uk
Web
http://www.secondsightfilms.co.uk External site opens in new window
Phone
020 8977 0553
Fax
020 8977 1470
Address
16 Connaught Road
Teddington
London
TW11 0PS
Notes
A UK DVD distributor of celebrated classics and cult cinema from around the world, as well as some television titles. Sale via retail outlets.

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