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Romeo and Juliet (1954)

Not Rated | | Drama, Romance | 25 November 1954 (Italy)
In Shakespeare's classic play, the Montagues and Capulets, two families of Renaissance Italy, have hated each other for years, but the son of one family and the daughter of the other fall desperately in love and secretly marry.

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Renato Castellani

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Renato Castellani (adaptated for the screen by)
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Nominated for 3 BAFTA Film Awards. Another 6 wins & 2 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Laurence Harvey ... Romeo
Susan Shentall ... Juliet
Flora Robson ... Nurse
Norman Wooland ... Paris
Mervyn Johns ... Friar Laurence
John Gielgud ... Chorus
Bill Travers ... Benvolio
Sebastian Cabot ... Capulet
Lydia Sherwood Lydia Sherwood ... Lady Capulet
Ubaldo Zollo Ubaldo Zollo ... Mercutio
Enzo Fiermonte ... Tybalt
Ennio Flaiano ... Prince of Verona (as Giovanni Rota)
Giulio Garbinetto Giulio Garbinetto ... Montague
Nietta Zocchi Nietta Zocchi ... Lady Montague
Carla Diaz Carla Diaz
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In Shakespeare's classic play, the Montagues and Capulets, two families of Renaissance Italy, have hated each other for years, but the son of one family and the daughter of the other fall desperately in love and secretly marry.

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Drama | Romance

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Country:

Italy | UK

Language:

English | Italian

Release Date:

25 November 1954 (Italy) See more »

Also Known As:

Romeo und Julia See more »

Filming Locations:

Italy See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Recording)

Color:

Color (Colour by) (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Thomas Nicholls was dubbed. See more »

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Not as bad as some make out
8 March 2000 | by mglory67See all my reviews

Admittedly, the performances are not perfect, but I actually like Susan Shentall in the role of Juliet. Her acting is subtle and refined, which is more than I can say for many other actresses who have taken on the role. Why is it that so many actresses playing Juliet feel the necessity to shout their lines? Olivia Hussey does this. So does Megan Follows.

I will agree that Laurence Harvey is awful as Romeo. I find his delivery a bit too mannered for my taste even if his true age is more appropriate than Leslie Howard's. (Although, truth be told, Howard's Romeo seems ageless to me.) His costumes aren't much better than his acting. In the scene where he marries Juliet and the subsequent duel, he is wearing a blue and yellow ensemble that makes him look like a demented superhero.

I'm still waiting for a film version of Shakespeare's wonderful play with an actor who truly seems to understand the character of Romeo. Sumptuous, sumptuous cinematography and music though, and well worth a look if only for that.


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