Macbeth (1948)

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In 11th century Scotland, nobleman Macbeth and his wife plot to murder the king and usurp the throne in order to fulfill an evil prophecy made by three witches.



  • "Macbeth" Orson Welles 1948 Republic **I.V.
  • Orson Welles and Jeanette Nolan in Macbeth (1948)
  • Jeanette Nolan in Macbeth (1948)
  • "Macbeth" Orson Welles 1948 Republic **I.V.
  • Dan O'Herlihy in Macbeth (1948)
  • Roddy McDowall and John Dierkes in Macbeth (1948)

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Orson Welles assigned some of the lines spoken by characters in the play to different characters in the film. He invented the character "A Holy Father" for the film to emphasize what he believed was the struggle between religion and witchcraft in the play, and ... ...


The Three, The Three, The Three: Double, double, toil and trouble; fire burn, and cauldron bubble.


Duncan and his men renew their baptismal vows with a prayer composed by Pope Leo XIII in 1884.


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