Richard III
The Criterion Collection
Country of Origin: United Kingdom
Production year: 1955
Director: Laurence Olivier
Rating: Rating
UPC [Locale]: 037429-126721
Running time: 2:38 (158 Min.)
Casetype: Keep Case
Format: NTSC, Anamorphic Widescreen 1.66:1
DVD-Format: Single-Sided, Double-Layered
Released: February 24, 2004
Collection type: Owned (#4294)
Status: Available
Purchase date: August 01, 2006
Purchase price: Hidden
Review (movie): 0 / 10
Review (video): 0 / 10
Overview
With Richard III, Laurence Olivier—as director, producer, and star—transfigures Shakespeare's great historical drama into a mesmerizing vision of Machiavellian villainy. Olivier's performance, viewed as the greatest of his career, charges Richard with magnetic malevolence as he steals his brother Edward's crown through a murderous set of machinations. His inspired direction brings to the screen superlative performances by veteran theater actors Ralph Richardson and John Gielgud and the young Claire Bloom. Filmed in VistaVision and Technicolor, The Criterion Collection is proud to present the film for which Olivier received the 1956 British Academy Film Awards for Best British Actor and Best Film.
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Genres
Drama
War
Classic
Studios
Production Studios:
 • London Film Productions
Media Companies:
 • The Criterion Collection
 • Janus Films
Audio format
English  Dolby Digital Mono
Commentary  Dolby Digital Mono
Subtitles
English
Discs
# Description A B DS DL A DL B
1Main Feature
2Bonus Materials
Features
 • Scene Access
 • Feature Trailers
 • Featurettes
 • Commentary
 • Gallery
 • Production Notes/Bios
 • Essay
Crew
Direction
Laurence Olivier....Director
Writing
William Shakespeare....Original Material By
David Garrick....Screenwriter
Colley Cibber....Screenwriter
Production
Laurence Olivier....Producer
Cinematography
Otto Heller....Director of Photography
Film Editing
Helga Cranston....Film Editor
Music
Sir William Walton....Composer
Sound
George Stephenson....Sound
Red Law....Sound
Bert Rule....Sound Editor
Art
Roger Furse....Production Designer
Carmen Dillon....Art Director
Wally Veevers....Visual Effects
Tony Sforzini....Make-up Artist
Cast
Cedric Hardwicke....Edward IV
Nicholas Hannen....Archbishop
Laurence Olivier....Richard
Ralph Richardson....Buckingham
John Gielgud....Clarence
Mary Kerridge....Queen Elizabeth
Pamela Brown....Jane Shore
Paul Huson....Prince of Wales
Stewart Allen....Page to Richard
Claire Bloom....Lady Anne
Russell Thorndike....1st Priest
Wally Bascoe....Monk
Norman Fisher....Monk
Andrew Cruickshank....Brackenbury
Clive Morton....Rivers
Terence Greenidge....Scrivener
Norman Wooland....Catesby
Alec Clunes....Hastings
Dan Cunningham....Grey
Douglas Wilmer....Dorset
Laurence Naismith....Stanley
Michael Gough....Dighton, The Murderer
Michael Ripper....Forrest, The Murderer
Helen Haye....Duchess of York
Andy Shine....Young Duke of York
Roy Russell....Abbot
George Woodbridge....Lord Mayor of London
Esmond Knight....Ratcliffe
John Laurie....Lovel
Peter Williams....Messenger to Hastings
Timothy Bateson....Ostler
Willoughby Gray....2nd Priest
Ann Wilton....Scrub woman
Bill Shine....Beadle
Derek Prentice....Clergyman
Deering Wells....Clergyman
Richard Bennett....George Stanley
Patrick Troughton....Tyrrell
Brian Nissen....Messenger to Richard
Alexander Davion....Messenger to Richard
Lane Meddick....Messenger to Richard
Robert Bishop....Messenger to Richard
John Phillips....Norfolk
Stanley Baker....Richmond