Romeo and Juliet (1936) was a Drama - Romance Film directed by George Cukor and produced by Irving Thalberg.
Academy Awards 1936 --- Ceremony Number 9 (source: AMPAS)
|Best Supporting Actor||Basil Rathbone||Nominated|
|Best Actress||Norma Shearer||Nominated|
|Best Art Direction||Cedric Gibbons, Fredric Hope, Edwin B. Willis||Nominated|
Romeo and Juliet (1968)By Beatrice on Jan 25, 2020 From Flickers in Time
Romeo and Juliet Directed by Franco Zefferelli Written by Franco Brusati, Masalino D’Amico, and Franoco Zefferelli from Shakespeare’s play 1968/UK/Italy https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0063518/reference Repeat viewing/Amazon Instant This dreamy, romantic, lush film has held up beautifully o... Read full article
Romeo and Juliet (1936) (2)By Beatrice on Aug 24, 2013 From Flickers in Time
Romeo and Juliet Directed by George Cukor Adapted by Talbot Jennings from the play by William Shakespeare 1936/USA Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer First viewing This lavish production of the Shakespearian tragedy has a lot going for it but is marred by some inappropriate casting. ?With Leslie Howard as Romeo,... Read full article
Romeo and Juliet (1936) (1)By RBuccicone on Aug 27, 2011 From MacGuffin Movies
Romeo and Juliet (1936) Romeo and Juliet (1936) ???? I have been avoiding the various incarnations of Shakespeare’s “Romeo and Juliet” for a number of years based on the conclusion that the story is far too compelling and therefore horribly depressing. My aversion, to put it simply... Read full article
Romeo and Juliet (1)By Alyson on Aug 9, 2011 From The Best Picture Project
Franco Zeffirelli?s Romeo and Juliet is usually the more favored film version of Shakespeare’s play. ?The filming feels wonderfully modern, while only showing us a long ago period. ?The actors are young, full of uninhibited youthful energy, just as their characters are. ?Best of all, this vers... Read full article
Romeo and Juliet (1936) (3)By Judy on Sep 18, 2010 From Movie Classics
The last Shakespeare production I wrote about was Orson Welles’ moody take on Macbeth. ?George Cukor’s movie of Romeo and Juliet was made only 12 years earlier, but seems to belong to another world. Where Welles’ Poverty Row film looks rough around the edges, Cukor’s gives th... Read full article
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One minor complaint about this film version, according to many fans of the play, would be that Leslie Howard and Norma Shearer were physically too old to portray teenage lovers. At the time of this film's release, Howard was 43 years old; Shearer was 34 years old.
Because she wanted to play the Nurse in this film, Edna May Oliver turned down Universal's offer to reprise her stage role of Parthy Ann Hawks in the 1936 film version of Show Boat. The Nurse turned out to be Oliver's only Shakespearean role.
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