DirectorWalter West Adapted fromThe Merchant of Venice LanguageEnglish
WriterWilliam Shakespeare (play) Release date1916 CastMatheson Lang, Hutin Britton, George Skillan, Terence OBrien People also search forShakespeares Merchant
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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.
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.
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
Bamford, Kenton. Distorted Images: British National Identity and Film in the 1920s. I.B. Tauris, 1999.