- 2 hr 45 min
Othello is a Shakespearean play that was in theaters in 1965. The play stars Laurence Olivier, Maggie Smith, and Frank Finlay. The movie shows Othello is in love with his wife Desdemona. When Othello's friend Iago sees Othello promoting another person a higher position than him, he gets angry and seeks revenge by destroying his marriage. With Emilia's (Iago's wife) help, he gets Othello's handkerchief that was given to Desdemona. He persuades him that Desdemona is being unfaithful to him, even though she is innocent. Othello becomes enraged and chokes his wife. When he finds out that Desdemona is innocent and he was being manipulated, he kills himself with a knife and Iago is punished.