Much Ado About Nothing

Synopsis: Young lovers Hero and Claudio are to be married in one week. To pass the time, they conspire with Don Pedro to set a "lover's trap" for Benedick, an arrogant confirmed bachelor, and Beatrice, his favorite sparring partner. Meanwhile, the evil Don Jon conspires to break up the wedding by accusing Hero of infidelity. In the end, though, it all turns out to be "much ado about nothing."
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Director(s): Kenneth Branagh
Production: Screenvision
  Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 5 wins & 10 nominations.
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111 min

I would scarce trust myself...

...though I had sworn the contrary...

...if Hero would be my wife.

Is't come to this?

Shall I never see

a bachelor of three-score again?


What secret hath held you here,

that you followed not to Leonato's?

He is in love.

With who? That is your grace's part.

With Hero...

...Leonato's short daughter!

Amen, if you love her,

for the lady is very well worthy.

- You speak this to fetch me in.

- By my troth, I speak my thought.

- And in faith, my lord, I spoke mine.

- And, by my two faiths and troths, I spoke mine.

- That I love her, I feel.

- That she is worthy, I know.

That I neither feel how she should be loved

nor know how she is worthy... the opinion that fire cannot melt out of me.

I will die in it at the stake.

Thou wast ever an obstinate heretic

in the despite of beauty.

That a woman conceived me...

...I thank her.

That she brought me up,

I likewise give her most humble thanks.

But that I will hang my...

...bugle in an invisible baldric...

...all women shall pardon me.

I will live a bachelor.

I shall see thee 'ere I die, look pale with love.

With anger, with sickness,

or with hunger, my lord...

...not with love.

Well, as time shall try.

"In time the savage bull doth bear the yoke."

The savage bull may,

but if ever the sensible Benedick bear it...

...pluck off the bull's horns

and set them in my forehead.

And let me be vilely painted

and in such great letters as they write:

"Here is good horse to hire,"

let them signify under my sign:

"Here you may see Benedick, the married man."


Repair to Leonato's.

Tell him I will not fail him at supper,

for indeed he hath made great preparation.

Examine your conscience.

And so I leave you.

Hath Leonato any son, my lord?

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