Highly regarded theater actor Anthony John (Ronald Colman) has a violent temper, which leads his actress wife, Brita (Signe Hasso), to leave him. When the two perform together in a production of "Othello," the strain of playing Othello drives John insane, to the point of killing his mistress, Pat Kroll (Shelley Winters). John does not remember the incident, but is forced to face his actions when promoter Bill Friend (Edmond O'Brien) uses the murder to publicize the play.
Director: George Cukor
Writer: Ruth Gordon, Garson Kanin and William Shakespeare
Producer: Michael Kanin
Cast: Ronald Colman, Signe Hasso, Shelley Winters, Edmond O'Brien, Ray Collins, Philip Loeb, Millard Mitchell, Joe Sawyer, Charles La Torre, Whit Bissell, John Drew Colt, Peter Thompson, Elizabeth Dunne, Wilton Graff and Harlan Briggs