This successful silent version of William Shakespeare's classic tale of an elderly patriarch and his three daughters was made in 1916 and features theater thespian Frederick Warde in the physically and emotionally challenging role of King Lear. Unlike the broad stage actors of this era, Warde gives a restrained, quietly powerful performance for the camera, capturing the complicated essence of Lear.
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- Ernest C. Warde
NRNot rated. This movie has not been rated by the MPAA.
Full Screen 1.33:1Subtitles
NoLanguage and sound
English: Dolby Digital 2.0 StereoOther features
Filmed in B&W; interactive menus; scene access.
Common Sense Note
- Age appropriate
- Not an issue
- Depends on your kid and your family
- Not appropriate for kids of the age most likely to want to see it