Carnival (1921 film)

Carnival is a 1921 British silent drama film directed by Harley Knoles and starring Matheson Lang, Ivor Novello and Hilda Bayley.[1] During a production of William Shakespeare's Othello in Venice, an Italian actor suspects his wife of having an affair and plans to murder her on stage. It was based on a stage play of the year before, of which Matheson Lang was one of the writers.[2] The film was a popular success, and was re-released the following year. In 1931, it was remade as a sound film, Carnival, directed by Herbert Wilcox.[3]

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Directed byHarley Knoles
Written byRosina Henley
Adrian Johnson
Based onCarnival
by H.C.M. Hardinge and Matheson Lang
StarringMatheson Lang
Ivor Novello
Hilda Bayley
Clifford Grey
CinematographyPhilip Hatkin
Alliance Film Corporation
Distributed byAlliance Film Corporation
Release date
  • March 1921 (1921-03) (UK)
  • June 26, 1921 (1921-06-26) (US)
CountryUnited Kingdom
LanguageSilent (English intertitles)




  • Low, Rachel. The History of British Film: Volume IV, 1918–1929. Routledge, 1997.
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