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.
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.
Director: Michael Radford
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.
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