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A Midsummer Night's Dream

(Film - 1935)
Average Rating: 3.5 stars out of 5.
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Two pairs of lovers remedy their problems with fairy help at midnight in the woods of Athens. One of the most ambitious projects undertaken by Warners in the 1930's, this production is the only sound film by Max Reinhardt who made the film with his disciple, William Dieterle. This adaptation of Shakespeare's play is characterized by sumptuous sets, soft photography and lighting designed to produce a romantic, magical quality. The ballet dream sequence was the collaborative effort of Reinhardt, the Ballet Mistress of the Paris Opera, Nijinsky and cinematographer Hal Mohr. (Does not circulate)
Statement of Responsibility: Warner Brothers
Title: A Midsummer night's dream
[motion picture]
Publisher: New York : United Artists, 1935
Characteristics: 3 film reels (117 min.) : sd. b&w. ; 16 mm.
Notes: Based on the play by William Shakespeare
Credits: Directors, William Dieterle, Max Reinhardt.
Performers: James Cagney, Dick Powell, Joe E. Brown, Ian Hunter, Mickey Rooney, Frank McHugh, Olivia de Havilland.
Summary: Two pairs of lovers remedy their problems with fairy help at midnight in the woods of Athens. One of the most ambitious projects undertaken by Warners in the 1930's, this production is the only sound film by Max Reinhardt who made the film with his disciple, William Dieterle. This adaptation of Shakespeare's play is characterized by sumptuous sets, soft photography and lighting designed to produce a romantic, magical quality. The ballet dream sequence was the collaborative effort of Reinhardt, the Ballet Mistress of the Paris Opera, Nijinsky and cinematographer Hal Mohr. (Does not circulate)
Subject Headings: Love stories Drama Feature films
Topical Term: Love stories
Drama
Feature films
Additional Contributors: Reinhardt, Max 1873-1943
Dieterle, William 1893-1972
De Havilland, Olivia
Rooney, Mickey
Powell, Dick 1904-1963
Cagney, James 1899-1986
Shakespeare, William 1564-1616
Branch Call Number: M16 3014 M
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