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-- Striking production of Shakespeare's tragedy in which the title Moor (Orson Welles) is sent to command the Venetian garrison on Cyprus where he is duped by his villainous aide, Iago (Michael MacLiammoir), into believing his innocent wife (Suzanne Cloutier) is unfaithful, with murderous results. Also directed by Welles, the result translates the stage play into an engrossing screen drama, brilliantly encapsulating the original through imaginative visuals, well-staged action and compelling performances, despite the low-budget production's technical inadequacies. Stylized violence, sexual innuendo and the harm of false pretenses. (A-II) (br)
These movies have been evaluated for artistic merit and moral suitability by the media reviewing division of Catholic News Service. The reviews include the CNS rating, the Motion Picture Association of America rating, and a brief synopsis of the movie.
The classifications are as follows:
A-I -- general patronage;
A-II -- adults and adolescents;
A-III -- adults;
L -- limited adult audience, films whose problematic content many adults would find troubling. L replaces the previous classification, A-IV.
O -- morally offensive.
Note: Some movies previously were designated A-IV. Older films with this classification should be regarded as classified L.