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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The role of Romeo was originally offered to John Gielgud, who had just had a triumph in a stage production of the play in London in which he alternated the roles of Romeo and Mercutio with Laurence Olivier. Gielgud not only turned the part down (thinking that Shakespeare couldn't effectively be presented on screen), but was so disgusted by the finished film that he walked out of the theater after watching only fifteen minutes of it.
This was the last film producer Irving Thalberg personally produced before his death. The film's Los Angeles premiere took place at the Carthay Circle Theater on September 14, 1936, the night of Thalberg's death. Frank Whitbeck, the radio announcer for the broadcast of the premiere, decided not to interview the stars of the movie on the air. The actors were so grief-stricken that Whitbeck was afraid they would break down crying, so he simply announced their names as they arrived.
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