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King Lear (TV)

Original title
King Lear (TV)
Year
Running time
73 min.
Country
United States United States
Director
Screenwriter
(Play: William Shakespeare)
Music
Virgil Thomson
Cinematography
Andrew McCullough (B&W)
Cast
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Producer
Columbia Broadcasting System (CBS) / Omnibus Productions
Genre
Drama | TV Movie
Movie Groups
Shakespeare: King Lear
New
Synopsis / Plot
Based on Shakespeare's play: King Lear of Britain has decided to divide his kingdom into three parts, and to hand over the responsibilities of ruling to his three daughters. The two oldest daughters, Goneril and Regan, flatter their father insincerely, and are rewarded. Cordelia, the youngest, sincerely loves her father, but she cannot match her sisters' skill at false adulation - so Lear takes away her portion of the kingdom, despite the pleadings of some of his most loyal nobles. It is not long before Goneril and Regan reveal their deep ingratitude, and soon the old king finds himself in a confusing and desperate position.
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