About the film
Macbeth - Act II, Scene 2, and Act V, Scene 1 - murder and sleep-walking scene.
- Release year - 1945
- Director - Henry Cass
- Production company - G.B. Instructional, Theatrecraft, Ltd.
- Producer - Sydney Box
- Cinematographer - Ernest Palmer
- Composer - Ben Frankel
- Editor - Julian Wintle
- Sound recording - George Burgess, L. Clark
- Musical director - Muir Mathieson
- Performers - Wilfred Lawson (Macbeth), Cathleen Nesbitt (Lady Macbeth), Felix Aylmer (Doctor), Catherine Lacey (Gentlewoman)
- Music played by - London Symphony Orchestra
- Production design - Compton Bennett
- Associate producer - Knox Laing
- Art director - James Carter
- Costume - Dorothy Sinclair
- Make-up - Nell Taylor
- Running time (minutes) - 15 mins 36 secs
Murder and sleep-walking scene
'The above excerpts* from Shakespeare have been filmed in order to enable those who have no opportunity of attending performances of Shakespearean plays in a theatre to see how the various parts are played by leading English actors and actresses.'
(Films of Britain - British Council Film Department Catalogue - 1946)
*Refers also to companion piece, Macbeth.
Did you know?
- Cathleen Nesbitt and Wilfred Lawson both appeared in Fanny by Gaslight (1944) – the second most popular film of 1944.
- Felix Aylmer also features in the British Council film Julius Caesar (1945) as ‘Marcus Brutus’.
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