Richard III (1955)
Based on Richard III by William Shakespeare
Having helped his brother King Edward IV take the throne of England, the jealous Richard, Duke of York, conspires and plots to seize power for himself, orchestrating a bloody rise to power.Tweet
Classic film version of Shakespeare's play about a Scottish nobleman heavily influenced by his wife's lust for power. Dominated by actor/director/producer Orson Welles, both in terms of his screen presence and his departures from the text, the film was shot in just 23 days in the summer of 1947.
Julius Caesar (1953)
Rome, 44 BC: Caesar’s power has grown so great that even his allies in the senate plot his downfall. Classic Hollywood adaptation of William Shakespeare’s play.