|Jeanette Nolan||Lady Macbeth|
|Alan Napier||A Holy Father|
|Peggy Webber||Lady Macduff/Witch|
|Lurene Tuttle||Gentlewoman/The Three|
|William Alland||Second Murderer|
In director Welles' retelling of Shakespeare's classic tragedy, Macbeth, a medieval Scottish general, is told by three witches he will rise to be king. After learning the prophecy, he's pressured by his ambitious wife, Lady Macbeth, to murder King Duncan and seize the throne. Macbeth succeeds, but with his new power he becomes increasingly paranoid and bloodthirsty, which ultimately leads to his tragic demise.