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Title Richard III [videorecording] / Janus Films ; a London Film ; [textual alterations], Colley Cibber, David Garrick ; produced and directed by Laurence Olivier

Publ Info [Irvington, N.Y.] : Criterion Collection, [2009]
 CCRI-Prov.  DVD RICHARD    AVAILABLE  Red Dot Collection/ Shakespeare
 RWU Main Audio-Visual  AV DEPT PN1997 .R534 2009    AVAILABLE
Common Titl Richard III (Motion picture : 1955)
Descript 1 videodiscs (158 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in
two-dimensional moving image rdacontent
video rdamedia
videodisc rdacarrier
Series Essential art house
Note Originally released as a motion picture in 1955
Based on the play by William Shakespeare
Director of photography, Otto Heller ; art director, Carmen Dillon ; editor, Helga Cranston ; original music, William Walton ; production designer, Roger Furse ; special effects, Wally Veevers
DVD, NTSC, region 1; Dolby Digital mono; 16:9 aspect ratio (enhanced for widescreen TV's)
English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing
Cedric Hardwicke, Nicholas Hannen, Laurence Olivier, Ralph Richardson, John Gielgud, Mary Kerridge, Paul Huson, Claire Bloom
Begins by recapitulating the final scene of Henry IV, Part III with Edward IV being crowned king. In the background of the celebration, Richard jealously views the proceedings. Soon afterwards, Edward IV is murdered, drowned in a vat of wine. Richard becomes king and, after proceeding with a succession of intrigues and duplicities, he finds his kingdom in dire peril, set upon by Henry Tudor and mustering a final defense for his realm at the Battle of Bosworth. An immortal tale of lust, murder, treachery and the ruthless pursuit of power
LC subject Richard III, King of England, 1452-1485 -- Drama
Edward IV, King of England, 1442-1483 -- Drama
Murder -- England -- Drama
Add Author Olivier, Laurence, 1907-1989
Cibber, Colley, 1671-1757
Garrick, David, 1717-1779
Hardwicke, Cedric, 1893-1964
Hannen, Nicholas, 1881-1972
Richardson, Ralph, Sir, 1902-1983
Gielgud, John, 1904-2000
Kerridge, Mary, 1914-1999
Huson, Paul
Bloom, Claire, 1931-
Heller, Otto, 1896-1970
Dillon, Carmen, 1908-2000
Cranston, Helga, 1921-
Walton, William, 1902-1983
Furse, Roger
Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616. King Richard III
London Film Productions
Janus Films
Criterion Collection (Firm)
Alt Title At head of title: Janus Films presents Essential art house
Title on set container: Janus Films presents Essential art house. Vol. III
ISBN 9781604651676 (disc)
1604651679 (disc)
9781604651621 (set)
1604651628 (set)
ISBN/ISSN 715515047210
Music # EAH020