The Merchant of Venice/II (1947)

A rich merchant, Antonio is depressed for no good reason, until his good friend Bassanio comes to tell him how he's in love with Portia. Portia's father has died and left a very strange ... See full summary »

Writers:

William Shakespeare (play), George More O'Ferrall (adaptation)

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Cast

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Abraham Sofaer ... Shylock
Austin Trevor ... Antonio
André Morell ... Bassanio
John Gatrell ... Gratiano
Richard Warner ... Salarino
Douglas Hurn Douglas Hurn ... Salanio
Michael Ingham Michael Ingham ... Lorenzo
Arthur Wontner ... Duke of Milan
Robert Adams Robert Adams ... Prince of Morocco
George Benson George Benson ... Launcelot Gobbo
Maurice Bannister Maurice Bannister ... Tubal
Kevin Sheldon Kevin Sheldon ... Stephano, servant to Portia
Archie Angus Archie Angus ... Balthasar, servant to Portia
John Martin John Martin ... Leonardo, servant to Bassanio
Jill Balcon ... Jessica
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A rich merchant, Antonio is depressed for no good reason, until his good friend Bassanio comes to tell him how he's in love with Portia. Portia's father has died and left a very strange will: only the man that picks the correct casket out of three (silver, gold, and lead) can marry her. Bassanio, unfortunately, is strapped for cash with which to go wooing, and Antonio wants to help, so Antonio borrows the money from Shylock, the money-lender. But Shylock has been nursing a grudge against Antonio's insults, and makes unusual terms to the loan. And when Antonio's business fails, those terms threaten his life, and it's up to Bassanio and Portia to save him.

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Genres:

Drama

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Official Sites:

BBC Genome

Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

3 July 1947 (UK) See more »

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Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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