Macbeth ★★★½ 1948
Shakespeare's classic tragedy is performed with a celebrated lead performance by Welles, who plays the tragic king as a demonic leader of a barbaric society. A low budget adaptation with cheap sets, a three-week shooting schedule, lots of mood, and an attempt at Scottish accents. After making this film, Welles took a 10-year break from Hollywood. 111m/B VHS . Orson Welles, Jeanette Nolan, Dan O'Herlihy, Roddy McDowall, Robert Coote; D: Orson Welles.