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Release Date:
8 October 1968 (USA) See more »
The 1968 Royal Film Performance [UK Theatrical] See more »
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Won 2 Oscars. Another 15 wins & 13 nominations See more »
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Directed by
Franco Zeffirelli 
Writing credits
William Shakespeare (play)

Franco Brusati (screenplay) &
Masolino D'Amico (screenplay) &
Franco Zeffirelli (screenplay)

Produced by
John Brabourne .... producer
Richard B. Goodwin .... associate producer (as Richard Goodwin)
Anthony Havelock-Allan .... producer
Original Music by
Nino Rota 
Cinematography by
Pasqualino De Santis (lighting cameraman)
Film Editing by
Reginald Mills 
Casting by
Dyson Lovell (uncredited)
Production Design by
Lorenzo Mongiardino  (as Renzo Mongiardino)
Art Direction by
Emilio Carcano 
Luciano Puccini 
Costume Design by
Danilo Donati 
Makeup Department
Mauro Gavazzi .... makeup artist
Luciano Vito .... hair stylist
Production Management
Giuseppe Bordogni .... production supervisor
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Isa Bartalini .... assistant director
Dyson Lovell .... assistant director
Bert Pearl .... assistant director
Rinaldo Ricci .... assistant director
Art Department
Christine Edzard .... set dresser
Italo Tomassi .... set designer (uncredited)
Sound Department
Sash Fisher .... sound mixer
Pat Foster .... assistant dubbing editor
Mike Hopkins .... dubbing editor (as Michael Hopkins)
Maurice Askew .... sound re-recording mixer (uncredited)
Peter Maxwell .... adr mixer (uncredited)
Lionel Strutt .... sound re-recording mixer (uncredited)
Nicolo Perno .... fight arranger (as Nicolo' Perno)
Camera and Electrical Department
David Harcourt .... camera operator
Dudley Lovell .... camera operator
Geoff Glover .... focus puller (uncredited)
Editorial Department
John Rushton .... assistant editor
Giorgio De Vincenzo .... assistant editor (uncredited)
Other crew
Gabriella Bernardi .... production secretary
Anna Davini .... production assistant
Pio De Vito .... production accountant
Sue Huskisson .... production secretary
Liselotte Kloncka .... production secretary
Lamberto Pippia .... production assistant
Alberto Testa .... choreographer
Giorgio Albertazzi .... voice dubbing: John McEnery (Italian version) (uncredited)
Roberto Bertea .... voice dubbing: Paul Hardwick (Italian version) (uncredited)
Pino Colizzi .... voice dubbing: Michael York (Italian version) (uncredited)
Dhia Cristiani .... voice dubbing: Pat Heywood (Italian version) (uncredited)
Marina Dolfin .... voice dubbing: Natasha Parry (Italian version) (uncredited)
Sergio Fantoni .... voice dubbing: Robert Stephens (Italian version) (uncredited)
Mario Feliciani .... voice dubbing: Milo O'Shea (Italian version) (uncredited)
Giancarlo Giannini .... voice dubbing: Leonard Whiting (Italian version) (uncredited)
Anna Maria Guarnieri .... voice dubbing: Olivia Hussey (Italian version) (uncredited)
Massimo Turci .... voice dubbing: Bruce Robinson (Italian version) (uncredited)

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"William Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet" - UK (complete title), USA (complete title)
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138 min | UK:149 min (initial release)
Color (Technicolor)
Aspect Ratio:
1.66 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Argentina:Atp | Australia:PG | Australia:G (original rating) | Canada:PG (Manitoba/Ontario) | Canada:A (Nova Scotia) | Finland:K-12 | Japan:G (2010) | South Korea:12 | Sweden:11 | UK:A (original rating) | UK:PG (video rating) (1987) | USA:TV-14 | USA:G (original release) (Approved No. 21756) | USA:PG (edited for re-rating) (1973) | West Germany:12
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Did You Know?

Although the film was originally shown with a mono soundtrack, and although the soundtrack on the DVD is mono, the three soundtrack albums made from this film (one with score and dialogue excerpts, one with the entire film soundtrack, and one with only the music) were all released in stereo.See more »
Revealing mistakes: In the chapel, when Juliet wakes up to find Romeo dead, she leans over him in mourning, though he is visibly breathing.See more »
Juliet:Love give me strength.
[she drinks the potion]
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Movie Connections:
Featured in Shakespeare in Love and on Film (1999) (TV)See more »
What Is Youth?See more »


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29 out of 37 people found the following review useful.
Definitive screen adaptation of R & J, 22 December 2004
Author: connie_champagne from United States

This is a gorgeous film, and the best adaptation of Shakespeare's famous tear-jerker. All the performances are spot-on. Even though the film was released in 1968, it still rings true. It was filmed on location in Italy, and the sets/costumes really amazing. Zefferelli's (sp?)direction is probably his best. John McHenry, Leonard Whiting as and Olivia Hussey are wonderful. I believe Michael York of Austin Powers' fame made his screen debut in the role of Tybalt. This movie is a must-see for aspiring actors. The cast is more even than the Di Caprio/Luhrman/Danes more recent (and more well-known) histrionic, violent version. (The ridiculous accents in that picture really put me off.) I don't know if it's available on DVD.

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