The Tragedy of Othello: The Moor of Venice (original title)
- Status: Completed
- Score: 7.6/10
- Director: Orson Welles
- Country: ItalyMoroccoUSA
- Year: 1951
- Duration: 90 min
- Genres: Drama,History,Romance,
The Moorish General Othello is manipulated into thinking that his new wife Desdemona has been carrying on an affair with his Lieutenant Michael Cassio when in reality, it is all part of the scheme of a bitter Ensign named Iago.
Desdemona, daughter of a Venetian aristocrat, elopes with Moorish military hero Othello, to the great resentment of Othello’s envious underling Iago. Alas, Iago knows Othello’s weakness, and with chilling malice works on him with but too good effect.
Micheál MacLiammóir, Orson Welles, Hilton Edwards, Michael Laurence, Doris Dowling, Robert Coote, Suzanne Cloutier, Nicholas Bruce, Fay Compton,