6.5/10
509
29 user 5 critic

A Midsummer Night's Dream (1968)

A film adaptation of William Shakespeare's famous play in which four lovers sort out their problems with the help of fairies at midnight in the forest of Athens.

Director:

Writer:

(play)
Reviews

Watch Now

$0.00 (SD) with Prime Video

WATCH NOW
Nominated for 1 Primetime Emmy. See more awards »

Videos

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Red Hot Shot (1970)
Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

Frank è stato allontanato da un'indagine che conduceva su MacBrown, possessore di un'industria farmaceutica, ma sospettato di traffico di droga e di esperimenti illegali su adolescenti. ... See full summary »

Director: Piero Zuffi
Stars: Michael Reardon, Barbara Bouchet, Carmelo Bene
Herostratus (1967)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

When Max, a young poet hires a marketing company to turn his suicide-by-jumping into a mass-media spectacle, he finds that his subversive intentions are quickly diluted into a reactionary ... See full summary »

Director: Don Levy
Stars: Michael Gothard, Gabriella Licudi, Peter Stephens
A Midsummer Night's Dream I (TV Movie 1981)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

The adventures of four young lovers, a group of amateur actors, and their interactions with fairy inhabitants come to light in a moonlit forest.

Director: Elijah Moshinsky
Stars: Estelle Kohler, Nigel Davenport, Hugh Quarshie
Miss Julie (TV Movie 1972)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

A televised Royal Shakespeare Company production of August Strindberg's classic play. Miss Julie (Helen Mirren), a 19th century aristocrat's daughter, is attracted to one of the servants in her father's house.

Directors: John Glenister, Robin Phillips
Stars: Helen Mirren, Donal McCann, Heather Canning
Biography | Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

An elderly artist thinks he has become too stale and is past his prime. His friend (and agent) persuades him to go to an off-shore island to try once more. On the island he rediscovers his ... See full summary »

Director: Michael Powell
Stars: James Mason, Helen Mirren, Jack MacGowran
Hussy (1980)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.9/10 X  

Beaty is a prostitute working out of a high-class London cabaret where Emory is a technician. They begin an affair encumbered by her job, his lack of money, and their pasts: Beaty has a ... See full summary »

Director: Matthew Chapman
Stars: Helen Mirren, John Shea, Paul Angelis
Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

A boy dreams the play. Authority in Athens is shaky: Hermia rejects her father's choice, the Duke backs her father, and the Duchess sides with Hermia. Dad's choice, Demetrius, pursues ... See full summary »

Director: Adrian Noble
Stars: Lindsay Duncan, Alex Jennings, Desmond Barrit
The Philanthropist (TV Movie 1975)
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

A philologist at a British university finds his small world coming apart just as catastrophic things seem to be happening in the big world outside.

Director: Stuart Burge
Stars: Ronald Pickup, Helen Mirren, James Bolam
As You Like It (TV Movie 1978)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

After the overthrowing of Duke Senior by his tyrannical brother, Senior's daughter Rosalind disguises herself as a man and sets out to find her banished father while also counseling her clumsy suitor Orlando in the art of wooing.

Director: Basil Coleman
Stars: Helen Mirren, Brian Stirner, Richard Pasco
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

Norman is quite happy selling newspapers outside Westminster station but his Grandfather (the Prime Minister) wants to get him "a more responsible job". A few favours are called in and ... See full summary »

Director: Robert Asher
Stars: Norman Wisdom, Derek Bond, Angela Browne
Hamlet (1976)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
Director: Celestino Coronado
Stars: Quentin Crisp, Helen Mirren, Barry Stanton
Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

The sexual fantasies of a young man.

Director: Andrew Holmes
Stars: Ivor Danvers, Gillian Dunkley, Roger Dunkley
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Derek Godfrey ...
...
Nicholas Selby ...
Hugh Sullivan ...
...
...
...
...
Paul Rogers ...
...
...
...
Donald Eccles ...
John Normington ...
...
Edit

Storyline

A film adaptation of William Shakespeare's famous play in which four lovers sort out their problems with the help of fairies at midnight in the forest of Athens.

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis


Edit

Details

Country:

|

Language:

Release Date:

9 February 1969 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Le songe d'une nuit d'été  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

(Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

First film of Michael Jayston. See more »

Quotes

Bottom: Reason and love keep little company together nowadays.
See more »

Connections

Version of A Midsummer Night's Dream (1959) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Best Acting for any Midsummer Night's Dream adaptation
13 April 2003 | by See all my reviews

This rendition is somewhat 60ish but its my personal favorite. If you can set that aside, the acting is first rate and I think some of the best performances are delivered. Peter Hall's use of the hand-held camera keeps the movie very interesting and constantly moving.

The cast is unmatched in any other Midsummer production with Diana Rigg, Ian Richardson, and Judi Dench. My favorite is Ian Holm's rendition of Puck ... truly memorable. Paul Rodgers is also stellar as Bottom and is certainly the best Pyramus and Thisbee ive seen in any of the renditions.


6 of 7 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Gollum? jtbuzz-1
Judi Dench... kathyperry2010
Needs restoration Brianruns10
Discuss A Midsummer Night's Dream (1968) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page