Orson Welles stars and directs in this highly acclaimed adaptation.
Orson Welles; Jeanette Nolan; Dan O'Herlihy; Roddy McDowall; Edgar Barrier
This fully restored release of Macbeth is the original version produced and directed by Orson Welles. In a bid for commerciality, the studio later trimmed the film by twenty minutes and redubbed the Scottish accents employed by Welles and his cast. This tampering with his work would come as no surprise to a director growing disillusioned with Hollywood.
From the ominous opening encounter with the witches to the fateful marching of Birnam wood to Dunsinane, Welles' captured the very essence of the play. With typically expressive use of camera, lighting, and sets bordering on the surreal, he created one of cinema's greatest adaptations of Shakespeare.