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King Lear(1971)

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Brief Synopsis

An aging king mistakenly exiles the one daughter who loves him and divides his kingdom between the other two.

Cast & Crew

Peter Brook Director
Paul Scofield King Lear
Irene Worth Goneril
Cyril Cusack Duke of Albany
Tom Fleming Earl of Kent
Patrick Magee Duke of Cornwall
Alan Webb Duke of Gloucester
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Additional Details

MPAA Ratings:  GP Premiere Info:  World premiere in Copenhagen: 4 Feb 1971; New York opening: 22 Nov 1971; Los Angeles opening: 14 Dec 1971
Release Date:  1971 Production Date:  A Martin Ransohoff Production; Peter Brook's Film
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Color/B&W:  Black and White Distributions Co:  Altura Films International, Inc.
Sound:  Mono Production Co:  The Royal Shakespeare Company, Filmways, Inc., Athena Film, Laterna Film
Duration(mins):  133-134 or 136-37 Country:  Great Britain, Denmark and United States
Duration(feet):  not available    
Duration(reels):  not available    

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  • Earthy and Real

    Johnny 2010-04-01

    Caught this in the middle of the night on TCM last month. I was rivited by the filthy realism. The care of the camera set-ups. The black and white. ... MORE>

  • A MASTERPIECE STRIPPED OF ITS MASK

    Henry Hoffman 2010-03-25

    I partly agree w/ contributor Mark: the film is worth a nod, because of the opportunity to experience Paul Scofield, as Lear whom I saw do it on the stage... MORE>

  • A Neglected Classic

    Mark 2008-03-10

    This is a suburb film but one whose finery is lost in todays labyrinth of technicolor pizazz, high-tech special effects and big name US actors. This is... MORE>