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The Merchant of Venice (1916 film)

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Genre  Drama
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Country  United Kingdom
4.6/10 IMDb

Director  Walter West
Adapted from  The Merchant of Venice
Language  English
Writer  William Shakespeare (play)
Release date  1916
Cast  Matheson Lang, Hutin Britton, George Skillan, Terence OBrien
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The Merchant of Venice is a 1916 British silent drama film directed by Walter West and starring Matheson Lang, Hutin Britton, Ernest Caselli. It is an adaptation of William Shakespeares play The Merchant of Venice.

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Production

The film was made by Broadwest. The company hired the complete stage cast of the play and filmed at Walthamstow Studios using largely natural light. The film marked the screen debut of Matheson Lang who went on to become one of the leading British actors of the 1920s.

Cast

  • Matheson Lang - Shylock
  • Hutin Britton - Portia
  • Ernest Caselli - Lorenzo
  • Kathleen Hazel Jones - Jessica
  • George Morgan - Lancelot
  • Terence OBrien - Tubal
  • George Skillan - Antonio
  • Joseph Tozer - Bassanio
  • Marguerite Westlake - Nerissa
  • Bibliography

  • Bamford, Kenton. Distorted Images: British National Identity and Film in the 1920s. I.B. Tauris, 1999.
  • References

    The Merchant of Venice (1916 film) Wikipedia
    The Merchant of Venice (1916 film) IMDb


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