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Richard III

(1955)

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| Film | United Kingdom | Colour | Biography, Drama, History | 2h 41min |
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| Stars: Cedric Hardwicke, Nicholas Hannen, Laurence Olivier | Director: Laurence Olivier

Shakespeare’s play about Richard Crookback, his seizure of the throne and his defeat at Bosworth

Cast

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Cedric Hardwicke
King Edward IV of England
Nicholas Hannen
Archbishop
British actor, Laurence Olivier, with a small moustache wears a dark suit and herringbone tie
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British stage and screen actor, Ralph Richardson
Duke of Buckingham
British actor, John Gielgud, a GB star
George, Duke of Clarence
Mary Kerridge
Queen Elizabeth
Pamela Brown
Jane Shore
Paul Huson
Edward, Prince of Wales
Stewart Allen
Page to Richard
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Claire Bloom
The Lady Anne
Russell Thorndike
First Priest
Wallace Bosco
Monk
Norman Fisher
Monk
Andrew Cruickshank
Brackenbury
Clive Morton
The Lord Rivers
Terence Greenidge
Scrivener
Norman Wooland
Catesby
Classical British actor, Alec Clunes, in a photograph by Welsh photographer Angus McBean
The Lord Hastings
Dan Cunningham
The Lord Grey
Douglas Wilmer
The Lord Dorset
Laurence Naismith
The Lord Stanley
Michael Gough
Dighton, 1st murderer
Michael Ripper
Forrest, 2nd murderer
Helen Haye
Duchess of York
Andy Shine
Young Duke of York
Roy Russell
Abbot
George Woodbridge
Lord Mayor of London
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Esmond Knight
Ratcliffe
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Reviews

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Theatrical but highly satisfying filming of a splendidly melodramatic view of history. Interesting but not fussy camera movement, delightful sets (followed by a disappointingly ‘realistic’ battle) and superb performances. (Halliwell’s)

See also

Pictures

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Main title from Richard III (1955) (14). The Crown of England
Main title from Richard III (1955) (13). Here now begins, one of the most famous, and at the same time, the most infamous of the legends that are attached to…
Main title from Richard III (1955) (12). Lately adherent to The House of Lancaster. Mary Kerridge, Clive Morton, Dan Cunningham, Douglas Wilmer, Claire Bloom
Main title from Richard III (1955) (11). Helen Haye, Pamela Brown, Ralph Richardson, Alec Clunes, Laurence Naismith
Main title from Richard III (1955) (10). Principal characters to the plot. Adherent to The House of York. . Cedric Hardwicke, John Gielgud, Laurence Olivier, Paul Huson, Andy Shine
Main title from Richard III (1955) (9). This White Rose of York was in its final flowering at the beginning of the Story as it inspired William Shakespeare
Main title from Richard III (1955) (8). The White for The House of York
Main title from Richard III (1955) (7). The following begins in the latter half of the 15th Century in England, at the end of a long period of strife set about by rival factions for the English crown, known as the Wars of the Roses. The Red Rose being the emblem for The House of Lancaster
Main title from Richard III (1955) (6). The history of the world, like letters without poetry, flowers without perfume, or thought without imagination, would be a dry matter indeed without its legends, and many of these, though scorned by proof a hundred times, seem worth preserving for their own familiar sakes
Main title from Richard III (1955) (5). The story of England, like that of many another land, is an interwoven pattern of history and legend
Main title from Richard III (1955) (4). With some interpolations by David Garrick, Colley Cibber etc
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Main title from Richard III (1955) (2). In VistaVision. Colour by Technicolor
Main title from Richard III (1955) (1). A London Film

Production

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British actor, Laurence Olivier, with a small moustache wears a dark suit and herringbone tie
Director / Producer / Writer
Alexander Korda
Producer
William Shakespeare
Writer (plays)
David Garrick
Writer (some interpolations)
Colley Cibber
Writer (some interpolations)

Companies

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Richard III (1955) opening credits (1)
London Film Productions
Production company