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The Real Thing at Last (1916)

A satire on American films, in which Shakespeare's Macbeth is performed as it might be imagined performed in an American film. (The film was prepared as part of a live benefit for the YMCA ... See full summary »

Director:

L.C. MacBean

Writers:

J.M. Barrie (story), William Shakespeare (play)

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Edmund Gwenn ... Rupert K. Thunder / Macbeth
Nelson Keys Nelson Keys ... Lady Macbeth
Godfrey Tearle Godfrey Tearle ... Macduff
Owen Nares ... General Banquo
Norman Forbes Norman Forbes ... Duncan
Caleb Porter Caleb Porter ... Witch
George Kelly George Kelly ... Witch
Ernest Thesiger ... Witch
Gladys Cooper ... American Witch
Teddie Gerard Teddie Gerard ... American Witch
Pauline Chase Pauline Chase ... American Witch
Frederick Volpe Frederick Volpe ... Murderer
Moya Mannering Moya Mannering ... Messenger
A.E. Matthews ... Murdered
Marie Lohr ... Murdered
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Storyline

A satire on American films, in which Shakespeare's Macbeth is performed as it might be imagined performed in an American film. (The film was prepared as part of a live benefit for the YMCA attended by the British royal family. Edmund Gwenn (QV) appeared onstage but not on film as the American producer.) Written by Jim Beaver <jumblejim@prodigy.net>

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Genres:

Short | Comedy

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Details

Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

22 April 1916 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Real Thing at Last See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Silent

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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The debut of Marie Lohr. See more »

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