About the film
based on play or musical silent film
Release Date: September 20, 1899
|Production Companies||:||British Mutoscope and Biograph Company|
|Director||:||William K.L. Dickson, Walter Pfeffer Dando, Herbert Beerbohm Tree|
Based on Shakespeare's play, Act V, Scene vii: King John is in torment, and his supporters fear that his end is near. As he writhes in agony, he is attended by Prince Henry, the Earl of Pembroke, and Robert Bigot. Prince Henry tries repeatedly to comfort his delirious father, but to no avail - John's pain is too great.