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Release Date: November 27, 1951

Year    :   1951
Slogan    :   «Orson Welles' magnificent screening of Shakespeare's immortal tragedy»
Genres    :   Drama, Romance
Production Companies    :   Les Films Marceau, Mercury Productions
Director    :   Orson Welles
Producers    :   Orson Welles, Giorgio Papi, Julien Derode
Writers    :   Orson Welles, William Shakespeare, Jean Sacha
RunTime    :   93 mins.

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.

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