The Merchant of Venice (1916 film)

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The Merchant of Venice
Directed by Walter West
Produced by Walter West
Written by William Shakespeare (play)
Starring Matheson Lang
Hutin Britton
Terence O'Brien
Production
company
Broadwest
Release date
1916
Running time
86 minutes
Country United Kingdom
Language English

The Merchant of Venice is a 1916 British silent drama film directed by Walter West and starring Matheson Lang, Hutin Britton, Ernest Caselli. It is an adaptation of William Shakespeare's play The Merchant of Venice.

Production[edit]

The film was made by Broadwest. The company hired the complete stage cast of the play and filmed at Walthamstow Studios using largely natural light.[1] The film marked the screen debut of Matheson Lang who went on to become one of the leading British actors of the 1920s.

Cast[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Bamford p.55

Bibliography[edit]

  • Bamford, Kenton. Distorted Images: British National Identity and Film in the 1920s. I.B. Tauris, 1999.

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