Young couple share love despite prohibitive conflict between their families in this adaptation of Shakespeare's classic play. Director Zeffirelli succeeds in casting relative novices Whiting and Hussey in the leads, but is somewhat less proficient in lending air of free-wheeling '60s appeal to entire enterprise. Kudos, however, to cinematographer Pasquale De Santis and composer Nina Rota. Also available in a 45-minute edited version.
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Available on VHS, DVD
Running time 138 minutes.
Originally from British, Italian.
Oscars 1968: Cinematog., Costume Des.; Golden Globes 1969: Foreign Film; Natl. Bd. of Review 1968: Director (Zeffirelli).
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