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  Emil Jannings and Ica von Lenkeffy.
Photograph: Silent Era image collection.
 
 
Othello
(1922) German
B&W : 2662 metres
Directed by Dmitri Buchowetzki

Cast: Emil Jannings [Othello], Werner Krauß (Werner Krauss) [Jago (Iago)], Ica von Lenkeffy [Desdemona], Theodor Loos [Cassio], Lya de Putti [?] [Lucia or Emilia]?, Friedrich Kühne [Brabantio], Magnus Stifter [Montano], Ferdinand von Alten [Rodrigo], Ludwig Rex

Wörner-Filmgesellschaft production. / Scenario by Dmitri Buchowetzki and Carl Hagen, from the play Othello by William Shakespeare. Production direction by Fritz Kraencke and Karl Machus. Cinematography by Karl Hasselmann. Second cameraman, Friedrich Paulmann. / Released 18 March 1922. / Standard 35mm spherical 1.33:1 format. / The film was released in the USA by Export & Import Film Company, Incorporated, in 1923.

Drama: Tragedy.

Survival status: Print exists (of the 1923 USA release version).

Current rights holder: Friedrich-Wilhelm-Murnau-Stiftung.

Keywords: Authors: William Shakespeare (1564?-1616) - Barrels - Betrayal - Candles - Carpets - Crime: Murder (Strangulation) - Crowds - Curtains - Cyprus - Dreams - Drunkeness - Dukes - Fights: Sword - Gondolas - Handkerchiefs - Italy: Venice - Jealousy - Lies - Maps - Manipulation - Marriages (Interracial) - Musical instruments: Drums - Needlepoint - Negroes - Quill pens - Soldiers - Suspicion - Sword swallowing - Visions - Water - Weapons: Cannons, Swords

Listing updated: 28 September 2013.

References: Film credits, film viewing : Ball-Shakespeare p. 320a; Everson-American p. 323; Limbacher-Feature p. 181 : Website-Filmportal; Website-IMDb.

Home video: DVD.

 
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