Orson Welles stars in the 1953 Omnibus version of Shakespeare's classic tragedy, originally broadcast on CBS using a shortened version of the play, which was staged by Peter Brook and filmed by director Andrew McCullough. Welles's energetic portrayal fully captures the dramatic force of Lear's epic denial, madness and loss. The first-rate cast also features Alan Badel as the Fool and Natasha Parry as Cordelia.
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- Andrew McCullough
NRNot rated. This movie has not been rated by the MPAA.
Full Screen 1.33:1Subtitles
English SDHClosed captioned
YesLanguage and sound
English: Dolby Digital MonoOther features
Filmed in B&W; interactive menus; scene access; interviews/rehearsal footage with Peter Brook and Virgil Thomson; demonstration/discussion of scenes from Hamlet by Walter Kerr; reports from the Yale University Shakespeare Festival by Alastair Cooke.
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