Having helped his brother King Edward IV (Cedric Hardwicke) take the throne of England, the jealous hunchback Richard, Duke of York (Laurence Olivier), plots to seize power for himself. Masterfully deceiving and plotting against nearly everyone in the royal court, including his eventual wife, Lady Anne (Claire Bloom), and his brother George, Duke of Clarence (John Gielgud), Richard orchestrates a bloody rise to power before finding all his gains jeopardized by those he betrayed.
Director: Laurence Olivier
Producer: Laurence Olivier
Cast: Laurence Olivier, Claire Bloom, Cedric Hardwicke, Ralph Richardson, John Gielgud, Mary Kerridge, Pamela Brown, Alec Clunes, Stanley Baker, Michael Gough, Laurence Naismith, Norman Wooland, Helen Haye, John Laurie, Esmond Knight, Andrew Cruickshank, Clive Morton, Russell Thorndike, Douglas Wilmer and Michael Ripper