MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Up 6,506 this week

Romeo and Juliet (1954)

6.3
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 6.3/10 from 326 users  
Reviews: 13 user | 5 critic

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.

Director:

Writers:

(play), (adaptation)
0Check in
0Share...

Watch Now

From $2.99 on Amazon Instant Video

Editors' Spotlight

Emmy Awards 2014

We have the winners, photos and more in our 2014 Emmys section.


User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 25 titles
created 02 Sep 2012
 
a list of 45 titles
created 17 Aug 2013
 
a list of 23 titles
created 11 months ago
 
a list of 36 titles
created 11 months ago
 
a list of 44 titles
created 4 months ago
 

Related Items


Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Romeo and Juliet (1954)

Romeo and Juliet (1954) on IMDb 6.3/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Romeo and Juliet.

User Polls

Nominated for 3 BAFTA Film Awards. Another 8 wins. See more awards »

Videos

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

Orlando Bloom and Condola Rashad take on the title characters in a modern adaptation of the timeless classic, Romeo and Juliet. This Broadway stage production is being broadcast in movie theaters.

Director: Don Roy King
Stars: Orlando Bloom, Condola Rashad, Donté Bonner
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

Shakespeare's famous play is updated to the hip modern suburb of Verona still retaining its original dialogue.

Director: Baz Luhrmann
Stars: Leonardo DiCaprio, Claire Danes, John Leguizamo
Romeo & Juliet II (2013)
Drama | History | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

Romeo and Juliet secretly wed despite the sworn contempt their families hold for each another. It is not long, however, before a chain of fateful events changes the lives of both families forever.

Director: Carlo Carlei
Stars: Hailee Steinfeld, Douglas Booth, Damian Lewis
Hamlet I (1964)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

The highly successful 1964 Richard Burton Broadway production of "Hamlet", deliberately staged in the style of a "dress rehearsal", but performed in front of a live audience.

Directors: Bill Colleran, John Gielgud
Stars: Richard Burton, Hume Cronyn, Alfred Drake
Romeo and Juliet (TV Movie 1965)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  

William Skakespeare's tragic tale of star-crossed lovers, embittered families and timeless passion. Based on a stage production by Hugh Morrison, this is a filmed record of a stage ... See full summary »

Directors: Val Drumm, Paul Lee
Stars: Robin Austen, John Carter, Veronica Clifford
King Lear (1999)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

King Lear, old and tired, divides his kingdom among his daughters, giving great importance to their protestations of love for him. When Cordelia, youngest and most honest, refuses to idly ... See full summary »

Directors: Brian Blessed, Tony Rotherham
Stars: Brian Blessed, Hildegard Neil, Jason Riddington
Hamlet (1964)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  
Director: Grigori Kozintsev
Stars: Innokentiy Smoktunovskiy, Mikhail Nazvanov, Elza Radzina
Horror | Mystery | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

Man investigates the disappearance of two of his friends who were the guests of a sinister Austrian count.

Director: Nathan Juran
Stars: Richard Greene, Boris Karloff, Stephen McNally
Richard III (1955)
Biography | Drama | History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

Shakespeare's powerful tale of the wicked deformed king and his conquests, both on the battlefield and in the boudoir.

Director: Laurence Olivier
Stars: Laurence Olivier, Cedric Hardwicke, Nicholas Hannen
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

A harsh study about the grim realities of life in a non-coed, totally female prison environment. Story concerns a young girl who comes to prison and experiences the entire prison subculture... See full summary »

Director: Renato Castellani
Stars: Anna Magnani, Giulietta Masina, Myriam Bru
Romeo and Juliet (Video 2000)
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

Shakespeare's tragic tale about two young lovers and their warring families as re-told by Mercutio.

Director: Colin Cox
Stars: Kel Mitchell, Fran de Leon, Conrad Cimarra
Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
Director: Renato Castellani
Stars: Maria Fiore, Vincenzo Musolino, Filomena Russo
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
Susan Shentall ...
Flora Robson ...
Norman Wooland ...
Mervyn Johns ...
...
...
...
Lydia Sherwood ...
Ubaldo Zollo ...
Enzo Fiermonte ...
Giovanni Rota ...
Giulio Garbinetto ...
Nietta Zocchi ...
Carla Diaz
Edit

Storyline

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.

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Drama | Romance

Certificate:

See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

|

Language:

|

Release Date:

25 November 1954 (Italy)  »

Also Known As:

Romeo und Julia  »

Filming Locations:

 »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

(Western Electric Recording)

Color:

(Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Ubaldo Zollo and Enzo Fiermonte are dubbed by uncredited British actors. See more »

Connections

Version of Teatro de siempre: Romeo y Julieta (1967) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
A "Romeo" to die for
17 January 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Renato Castellani's rendering of this tragedy is my all-time favorite version. Using on-location settings and magnificent costumes and art direction, this presentation is without peer.

Laurence Harvey is perfect as the young Romeo. He brings genuine love and pathos to his character that is heart-rending.

Susan Shentall's gives the most intelligent and moving execution of this challenging role I've ever witnessed. She, like Harvey, overcome minor matters of age to make these characters their own.

Who could be a better nurse than the great Flora Robson, or Norman Wooland a finer Paris?

Roman Vlad's original score is wonderful, and he's composed a Gallilard that becomes a haunting motif as it's reprised throughout in different variations.

If only a digitalized restoration could be done on this great work, that would make everything complete.


4 of 6 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Romeo and Juliet iopas-1
Harvey's Romeo ccmiller1492
Discuss Romeo and Juliet (1954) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page