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Romanoff and Juliet (1961)

A "Romeo and Juliet"-inspired Cold War satire starring, written and directed by Peter Ustinov. A tiny but otherwise inconsequential and powerless European country called Concordia holds the... See full summary »

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The General
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Juliet Moulsworth
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Igor Romanoff
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Vadim Romanoff
Alix Talton ...
Beulah
Rik Van Nutter ...
Freddie (as Rik Von Nutter)
John Phillips ...
Hooper Moulsworth
Peter Jones ...
Otto
Tamara Shayne ...
Evdokia Romanoff
Suzanne Cloutier ...
Marfa Zlotochienka
Edward Atienza ...
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John Alderson ...
Randle Wix
Thomas Chalmers ...
Chief Executive
Carl Don ...
The spy
Tonio Selwart ...
U.N. President (as Tony Selwart)
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A "Romeo and Juliet"-inspired Cold War satire starring, written and directed by Peter Ustinov. A tiny but otherwise inconsequential and powerless European country called Concordia holds the deciding vote in a crucial United Nations resolution. As the U.S. and Soviet Union try to manipulate Condordia so that its vote aligns with their interests, Concordia's wily leader (Ustinov) turns the tables on the superpowers, pitting one against the other by playing matchmaker between the son of the Soviet ambassador and the daughter of his US counterpart. Written by GusF

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The Romantic Dither of the Decade!

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8 June 1961 (USA)  »

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Dig That Juliet  »

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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 nominated for the 1958 Tony Award for Best Actor in a Play. See more »

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The General: Our weapon will be laughter; and our cause, love.
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Referenced in What's My Line?: Episode dated 23 April 1961 (1961) See more »

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28 October 2002 | by (Concordia) – See all my reviews

Romanoff and Juliet is one of the best movies I've seen, and had me laughing out loud most of the time. It is both a lighthearted comedy and an excellent satire of both the US and the Soviet Union. A very intelligent and deep satire, at that, which gets just about everything right. Peter Ustinov is very likeable and extremely funny in his role, but so are all the other actors. A true gem. 10/10


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