About the film
husband wife relationship victim love murder interracial marriage tragic love handkerchief resentment jealous husband father daughter conflict mistrust of wife
Release Date: November 27, 1951
|Slogan||:||«Orson Welles' magnificent screening of Shakespeare's immortal tragedy»|
|Production Companies||:||Les Films Marceau, Mercury Productions|
|Producers||:||Orson Welles, Giorgio Papi, Julien Derode|
|Writers||:||Orson Welles, William Shakespeare, Jean Sacha|
When a secret marriage is planned between Othello, a Moorish general, and Desdemona, the daughter of Senator Brabantio, her old suitor Roderigo takes it hard. He allies himself with Iago, who has his own grudge against Othello, and the two conspire to bring Othello down. When their first plan, to have him accused of witchcraft, fails, they plant evidence intended to make him believe Desdemona is unfaithful.