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Richard III (The Classic Collection) [VHS] [VHS Tape] [1956] | New

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Laurence Olivier was the director, co-screenwriter (with Alan Dent), and star of this robust adaptation of Shakespeare’s drama, which, as Bruce Eder has written, “was the final, crowning glory of the British studio system and the end of the great cycle of British films aimed at international audiences.” Olivier begins his Richard III with Edward IV (Cedric Hardwicke) being crowned king. In the background of the celebration, Richard (Laurence Olivier) jealously views the proceedings and begins to pick off those obstructing his pathway to the throne. Eventually, 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 (Stanley Baker) and mustering a final defense for his realm at the Battle of Bosworth.
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Features

  • Rating: NR
  • Genre: Classics, Drama
  • Directed By: Laurence Olivier
  • Written By: William Shakespeare, Colley Cibber
  • In Theaters: Jun 1, 1956
  • On Disc/Streaming: Feb 24, 2004
  • Runtime: 138 minutes
  • Studio: Sony Pictures Home Entertainment

Overview

Laurence Olivier was the director, co-screenwriter (with Alan Dent), and star of this robust adaptation of Shakespeare’s drama, which, as Bruce Eder has written, “was the final, crowning glory of the British studio system and the end of the great cycle of British films aimed at international audiences.” Olivier begins his Richard III with Edward IV (Cedric Hardwicke) being crowned king. In the background of the celebration, Richard (Laurence Olivier) jealously views the proceedings and begins to pick off those obstructing his pathway to the throne. Eventually, 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 (Stanley Baker) and mustering a final defense for his realm at the Battle of Bosworth.

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Weight 6.08 oz
Dimensions 7.32 x 4.19 x 1.12 in
Condition

New

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Rating

NR

Genre

Classics, Drama

Director

Laurence Olivier

Writter

William Shakespeare, Colley Cibber

Release Date

Jun 1, 1956

Runtime

138 minutes

Studio

Sony Pictures Home Entertainment