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Macbeth (1916)

Shakespeare's tragedy of the Scots nobleman whose ambition leads him to betrayal, murder, and damnation.

Director:

John Emerson

Writers:

John Emerson, Anita Loos (intertitles) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Herbert Beerbohm Tree Herbert Beerbohm Tree ... Macbeth (as Sir Herbert Beerbohm Tree)
Constance Collier ... Lady Macbeth
Wilfred Lucas ... Macduff
Spottiswoode Aitken ... Duncan
Ralph Lewis ... Banquo
Mary Alden ... Lady Macduff
Olga Grey Olga Grey ... Lady Agnes
Lawrence Noskowski Lawrence Noskowski ... Malcolm (as L. de Nowskowski)
Bessie Buskirk Bessie Buskirk ... Donalbain
Jack Conway ... Lennox
Seymour Hastings Seymour Hastings ... Ross
Karl Formes Karl Formes ... Bishop (as Carl Formes Jr.)
Jack Brammall Jack Brammall ... Seyton
L. Tylden L. Tylden ... First Witch
Scott McKee Scott McKee ... Second Witch
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Storyline

Although the exact sequence of events in this film are vague, the story, according to news items, closely follows Shakespeare's play. In the film, Lord Macbeth encounters three witches who predict that he will be the King of Scotland. When King Duncan visits Macbeth's castle, Lady Macbeth convinces her husband to kill the king. Plagued by guilt, and fearing that the other prediction of the witches--that Banquo will beget kings--will come true, Macbeth kills Banquo. Eventually Lady Macbeth kills herself and Macbeth is killed by Macduff. Written by Pamela Short

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Genres:

Drama | History

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

4 June 1916 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Макбет See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Reliance Film Company See more »
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Silent

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Herbert Beerbohm Tree was signed onto the project so that his performance as Macbeth would be immortalized. Sadly, the film is now lost. See more »

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Titles by William Shakespeare and Anita Loos See more »

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Version of Twelfth Night (2014) See more »

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