Macbeth

25/08/2003
  |  Buy to Own: 25/08/2003
  |  111 min
Rated PG by the BBFC

Synopsis

Orson Welles was so keen to make this film that he had to agree to shoot it in 23 days using only existing western movie sets. Macbeth ( Welles), Thane of Cawdor, is told by three witches that he will gain the kingdom. His wife, Lady Macbeth (Jeanette Nolan), urges him to hasten the prophecy with the aid of a knife. The original film was cut from over 110 minutes down to 89 but was restored for release onto video; it also had to be re-dubbed as Welles originally had the actors speaking with broad Scottish accents.