Richard III (1955)

Richard Elected King

Richard (Laurence Olivier) puts on a show of false piety and modesty for the crowd, while Buckingham (Ralph Richardson) coerces them into electing Richard as king.

Directed by Laurence Olivier.

Released in 1955 by MGM.

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  • primary-genre: Classics
  • primary-genre: Drama
  • primary-genre: Foreign
  • secondary-genre: Dramas Based on Classic Literature
  • secondary-genre: Classics
  • secondary-genre: Classic Dramas
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  • mood: Funny
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  • prop: Bell
  • setting: Cathedral
  • theme: Manipulation
  • theme: Greed
  • theme: Deception
  • theme: Power
  • actor: Ralph Richardson
  • actor: Laurence Olivier
  • director: Laurence Olivier
  • producer: Alexander Korda
  • producer: Laurence Olivier
  • cinematographer: Otto Heller
  • composer: William Walton
  • editor: Helga Cranston
  • production-designer: Roger K. Furse
  • role-name: Duke of Buckingham
  • role-name: Richard III
  • screenwriter: Colley Cibber
  • screenwriter: Laurence Olivier
  • screenwriter: David Garrick
  • screenwriter: William Shakespeare
  • year: 1955
  • studio: MGM