Richard III (Criterion Collection) (1955)
Laurence Olivier (who also directed) is unforgettable in the twisted, treacherous title role in this elaborate adaptation of Shakespeare's gripping royal drama. Believing he should occupy England's throne rather than his brother, Edward IV (Cedric Hardwicke), Richard sets into motion a complex plot of to displace him that ultimately leads to tragedy. Superlative cast includes Ralph Richardson, John Gielgud, Claire Bloom. Restored version; 158 min. Widescreen (Enhanced); Soundtrack: English Dolby Digital mono; Subtitles: English; audio commentary; interview; photo gallery; theatrical trailer; TV spot. Two-disc set.
- Laurence Olivier
- Closed Captioned:
- Cast: Laurence Olivier, Sir Cedric Hardwicke, Paul Huson, Andy Shine, John Gielgud, Stanley Baker, Nicholas Hannen, Ralph Richardson, John Phillips, Clive Morton, Douglas Wilmer, Laurence Naismith, John Laurie, Esmond Knight, Norman Wooland, Patrick Troughton, Andrew Cruickshank, Russell Thorndike, Willoughby Gray, George Woodbridge, Mary Kerridge, Helen Haye, Claire Bloom, Pamela Brown, Michael Gough... More
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