Wednesday, November 16, 2011

The Merchant of Venice - 1910

Country: Italy
Language: Italian
Director: Gerolamo Lo Savio
Writer: William Shakespeare (play)
Stars: Ermete Novelli, Francesca Bertini and Olga Giannini Novelli
Release Date: February 1911 (Italy)
Also known as: Il mercante di Venezia (Original Italian title), Der Kaufmann von Venedig (Austria / Germany), Shyloch, ó el mercador de Venecia (Spain), Shylock, ou le marchand de Venise (France), The Merchant of Venice (UK).
Production Co: Film d'Arte Italiana
Plot Keywords: Partially Lost Film | William Shakespeare | Shakespeare's The Merchant Of Venice | Based On Play
Genres: Short | Drama
With a friend desperate for money, a merchant takes out a loan from a ruthless money-lender. Confident that his ships will soon be bringing him great wealth, the merchant willingly agrees to conditions of the loan that put him at great personal risk.

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