Richard III 1955

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Richard III ★★★½ 1955

This landmark film version of the Shakespearean play features an acclaimed performance by Laurence Olivier, who also directs. The plot follows the life of the mentally and physically twisted Richard of Gloucester and his schemes for the throne of England. 138m/C VHS, DVD . GB Laurence Olivier, Cedric Hardwicke, Ralph Richardson, John Gielgud, Stanley Baker, Michael Gough, Claire Bloom; D: Laurence Olivier. British Acad. '55: Actor (Olivier), Director (Olivier), Film; Golden Globes '57: Foreign Film.