Yes it's the Romeo & Juliet story updated to during the cold war and moved to a mittel european country ruled by writer/director/star Peter Ustinov. The General arranges for the children of... See full summary »
Yes it's the Romeo & Juliet story updated to during the cold war and moved to a mittel european country ruled by writer/director/star Peter Ustinov. The General arranges for the children of the US and Russian ambassadors to fall in love. The drama increases when the General has the casting vote at the UN. Written by
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The original Broadway production of "Romanoff and Juliet" by Peter Ustinov opened at the Plymouth Theater in New York on October 10, 1957, ran for 389 performances and was nominated for the 1958 Tony Award for the Best Play. Peter Ustinov and Edward Atienza recreated their stage role in the movie and Ustinov was nomination for the 1958 Tony Award for Best Actor in a Play. See more »
We live in a world where politics and agendas influence every facet of our lives. This gentle satire isn't just one about the Cold War, it's about diplomacy in any age at any time.
Ustinov had a unique sense of humor which is evident in this movie. What makes it special is that there is an overwhelming sense of romance in the film too. The running gag line in the movie (we/they know they/we know we/they know their code) comes to my mind in nearly every espionage film I see. I always want to turn to friends and say the line, but as this film has had such limited exposure in the last few decades, I know no one else will get the joke.
Why isn't this movie available on DVD???
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