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Richard III (1912)

Richard III

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A rare and precious treasure for film buffs, The Life and Death of King Richard III is considered the oldest complete American feature film in existence. Released in 1912, it is an expensive, highly detailed version of Shakespeare's convoluted drama. The film was considered lost until a remarkably preserved, complete copy was discovered in an Oregon basement in 1996. The film stars popular Shakespearean actor Frederick Warde as Richard III and is greatly simplified from the Bard's original work. It was filmed in studios on City Island, New York and features lavish sets, numerous extras, and even a few battle scenes. A few segments were tinted reddish brown or green.more
Rating: Unrated
Genre: Drama
Directed By: ,
Written By: James Keane
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On DVD: Jun 26, 2001
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Carlotta De Felice
as Princess Elizabeth
Albert Gardner
as Prince Edward of Lan...
Frederick Warde
as Richard, Duke of Gl...
Violet Stuart
as Lady Anne Plantagene...
Carrie Lee
as Elizabeth I
Virginia Rankin
as York, Edward's brot...
George Moss
as Tressel (possibly Ty...
Robert Gemp
as Edward IV
James Keane
as Earl of Richmond
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