The Merchant of Venice (1923)
Director: Peter Paul Felner
Notable cast: Werner Krauss, Henny Porten, Harry Liedtke
This German adaptation is a silent drama film that was filmed on location in Venice. It was released three years later in the United States as The Jew of Mestri.
The Merchant of Venice (1969)
Director: Orson Welles
Notable cast: Orson Welles, Charles Gray, Anthony Ainley
This adaptation is a short film that was never finished by Welles, due to the loss of two of the workprint reels.
The Merchant of Venice (2004)
Notable cast:Al Pacino, Jeremy Irons, Joseph Fiennes
This film is notable for highlighting the difficult experiences of Jews living in the Venetian ghetto. It also includes a scene where Bassanio and Antonio kiss, exploring the possibility of romantic and sexual attraction between the two friends.