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Romanoff and Juliet (1961)

 -  Comedy  -  8 June 1961 (USA)
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Cast overview, first billed only:
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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 ...
Patriarch
John Alderson ...
Randle Wix
Thomas Chalmers ...
Chief Executive
Carl Don ...
The spy
Tonio Selwart ...
U.N. President (as Tony Selwart)
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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 Steve Crook <steve@brainstorm.co.uk>

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The Romantic Dither of the Decade!

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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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Referenced in What's My Line?: Episode dated 23 April 1961 (1961) See more »

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Lovely, low-key movie
21 February 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Very fond memories of Peter Ustinov getting more and more soused as he's bustling between embassies trying to figure out what the US and USSR are trying to do to his country! He is delightful and the movie's message is sweet. Most memorable, though, is the soundtrack with one haunting tune that I can hear as clearly now as decades ago when I last saw this film. How I wish it were on DVD!

Not nearly as biting as "The Mouse that Roared," though the era and theme are quite similar. "Romeo and Juliet" cried out to be used as a Cold War motif, and this does a very nice job of it, with a much more satisfying ending (if I may say so).


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