Macbeth (1948), directed by Orson Welles
This is a decent production of Macbeth directed by and starring Orson Welles, with Jeannette Nolan as Lady Macbeth. Welles took a little dramatic license here and there, so the movie is not 100% true to the play, but it is close enough. It is a fine production, but I call it decent only because Welles comes across to me at times as being very over-the-top in his delivery. However, I suspect that is because he is a product of his time, and because Shakespeare is very difficult to do well.
If you’ve never seen any version of Macbeth, this would be a good place to start. There are a lot of bad versions out there, I’m afraid.
The movie is not available online, but here are some clips below.
Here are some links:
Internet Movie Database