Macbeth (1960 film)
|Written by||William Shakespeare
|Directed by||George Schaefer|
|Country of origin||United States
|Producer(s)||Phil C. Samuel
|Running time||120 minutes|
|Original release||November 20, 1960|
Macbeth is a 1960 television film adaptation of William Shakespeare's Macbeth. This, the second Hallmark Hall of Fame series teleplay of the play, was, like the 1954 live telecast, also directed by George Schaefer, and again starred Maurice Evans and the Australian-born Judith Anderson. The supporting cast, however, was different, consisting entirely of British actors, and was filmed on location in Scotland; the 1954 version had used a mostly American cast.
Filmed in color, the program was described in a contemporary publication as the "[m]ost expensive TV show of all time, costing $1,200,000."
- Maurice Evans – Macbeth
- Judith Anderson – Lady Macbeth
- Michael Hordern – Banquo
- Ian Bannen – Macduff
- Malcolm Keen - King Duncan
Primetime Emmy Awards
At the 13th Primetime Emmy Awards ceremony, the top show of the night was the NBC anthology Hallmark Hall of Fame for this production of Macbeth. It won in all of its nominated categories, tying the record (since broken) of five major awards.
- Outstanding Program Achievement in the Field of Drama
- The Program of the Year
- Outstanding Single Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role (Maurice Evans)
- Outstanding Single Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role (Judith Anderson)
- Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Drama (George Schaefer)
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