The Tragedy of Othello: The Moor of Venice

by Orson Welles 1h30min United States 1949
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The Tragedy of Othello: The Moor of Venice
by Orson Welles

The Moorish General Othello is manipulated into thinking that his new wife Desdemona has been carrying on an affair with his Lieutenant Michael Cassio when in reality, it is all part of the scheme of a bitter Ensign named Iago.

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  • Orson Welles : Othello/la voix du narrateur
  • Micheál MacLiammóir : Iago
  • Suzanne Cloutier : Desdemona
  • And with: Robert Coote, Michael Laurence, Hilton Edwards, Fay Compton, Nicholas Bruce, Joseph Cotten, Joan Fontaine


  • Director Orson Welles
  • Scenario Orson Welles
  • Original work author William Shakespeare
  • Photo director Anchise Brizzi, George Fanto
  • Set Design Alexandre Trauner
  • Costume Design Maria De Matteis
  • Editing Jean Sacha
  • Original music Angelo Francesco Lavagnino, Alberto Barberis
  • Producer Orson Welles
  • Production Compagny Mercury Productions
  • Distributor Carlotta Films

Technical information

  • Aspect ratio1,37:1
  • Printed film format35 mm
  • Original sound mixMono
  • Production1949
  • Release date for France09/19/1952
  • CategoryFeature film
  • ColorBlack and White
  • LanguageEnglish
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