MACBETH (1948) B/W 105m dir: Orson Welles

w/Orson Welles, Roddy McDowall, Jeanette Nolan, Dan O'Herlihy, Edgar Barrier

This is perhaps director Welles' most problematic film. He attempted to transpose his Shakespearian vision from stage to film by using the economics and logistics of a Republic western: no budget, three-week schedule, papier-mache sets on the western ranch. Welles' voice is still one of the great theater instruments around, but his Macbeth is inscrutable. This was Welles' last Hollywood film for ten years.