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Uniform Title Richard III (Motion picture : 1955)
Title Richard III [videorecording] / Janus Films ; a London Film ; [textual alterations], Colley Cibber, David Garrick ; produced and directed by Laurence Olivier.

Imprint [Irvington, N.Y.] : Criterion Collection, [2009]


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Description 1 videodisc (158 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Series Essential art house ; 3
Essential art house; 3.
Note Originally released as a motion picture in 1955.
Based on the play by William Shakespeare.
Credits Director of photography, Otto Heller ; art director, Carmen Dillon ; editor, Helga Cranston ; original music, William Walton ; production designer, Roger Furse ; special effects, Wally Veevers.
Cast Cedric Hardwicke, Nicholas Hannen, Laurence Olivier, Ralph Richardson, John Gielgud, Mary Kerridge, Paul Huson, Claire Bloom.
Summary Begins by recapitulating the final scene of Henry IV, Part III with Edward IV being crowned king. In the background of the celebration, Richard jealously views the proceedings. Soon afterwards, Edward IV is murdered, drowned in a vat of wine. Richard becomes king and, after proceeding with a succession of intrigues and duplicities, he finds his kingdom in dire peril, set upon by Henry Tudor and mustering a final defense for his realm at the Battle of Bosworth. An immortal tale of lust, murder, treachery and the ruthless pursuit of power.
Audience MPAA rating: Not rated.
System Details DVD, region 1, 16:9 aspect ratio (enhanced for widescreen TV's); Dolby Digital mono.
Language English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing (SDH)
Subject Richard III, King of England, 1452-1485 -- Drama
Edward IV, King of England, 1442-1483 -- Drama.
Murder -- England -- Drama.
Historical drama
Genre/Form Video recordings for the hearing impaired
Added Author Olivier, Laurence, 1907-1989.
Cibber, Colley, 1671-1757.
Garrick, David, 1717-1779.
Hardwicke, Cedric, 1893-1964.
Hannen, Nicholas, 1881-1972
Richardson, Ralph, Sir, 1902-1983
Gielgud, John, 1904-2000.
Kerridge, Mary, 1914-1999
Huson, Paul
Bloom, Claire, 1931-
Heller, Otto, 1896-1970
Dillon, Carmen, 1908-2000.
Cranston, Helga, 1921-
Walton, William, 1902-1983
Furse, Roger
Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616. King Richard III
London Film Productions.
Janus Films
Criterion Collection (Firm)
Note At head of title: Janus Films presents Richard III
Added Title Richard the third
ISBN 9781604651676
Standard No. 715515047210
Music No. EAH020 The Criterion Collection

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