Orson Welles (director, screenwriter, starring)
William Shakespeare (play)
Jeanette Nolan, Dan O'Herlihy, Roddy McDowall (starring)

North Hollywood: Republic Pictures, Circa 1948. Vintage studio still photograph from the 1948 film.

Released the same year as Laurence Olivier's much lauded "Hamlet," Welles' "Macbeth," shot on a modest budget and very tight production schedule, was largely overshadowed by Olivier's film and poorly received upon release. Republic Pictures, after the film tested unfavorably in a few cities, had Welles remove two reels and re-record the film, replacing the Scottish burrs Welles requested with the actors' natural voices. The original uncut version, with Scottish burr, were restored by the UCLA Film and Television Archive and the Folger Shakespeare Library in 1980, and has since be reconsidered as one of Welles' most significant films.

Set in 11th century Scotland.

8 x 10 inches. Light edgewear, else Near Fine.

[Book #149129]