Romeo and Juliet Movie Review 1936

Information and Film Reviews for Romeo and Juliet the Movie

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One of MGM producer Irving Thalberg's pet projects (and starring Thalberg's wife, Norma Shearer), this Shakespeare classic was given the spare-no-expense MGM treatment. Physically too old to portray teenage lovers, both Howard and Shearer let their acting ability supply all necessary illusions. Also notable is Barrymore's over-the-top portrayal of Mercutio.


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Available on VHS
Running time 126 minutes.

Cast and Crew

Romantic Drama, Plays to Film: William Shakespeare, Tragedy, Obsessive Love, Suicide, Adapted from a Play
Leslie Howard, Norma Shearer, John Barrymore, Basil Rathbone, Edna May Oliver
William H. Daniels
George Cukor

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