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The Immortal Gentleman (1935)

William Shakespeare, Ben Jonson and Michael Drayton meet in a tavern in Southwark. Shakespeare points out people who remind him of scenes from his plays. A wistful woman reminds him of ... See full summary »

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Rosalinde Fuller ...
Ophelia / Juliet / Lady (as Rosalind Fuller)
Laidman Browne ...
Gambler / Petruchio / Feste
Roy Byford ...
Squire
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Soldier / Toby Belch
Terence de Marney ...
Harry Morton / Hamlet / Romeo
Edgar Owen ...
Ivan Berlyn ...
Father / Aguecheek
Hubert Leslie ...
Michael Drayton (as J. Hubert Leslie)
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Merchant / Shylock
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James Carter / Tybalt (as Derrick de Marney)
Dennis Wyndham ...
Voyager
Fred Rains ...
Miser
Bertram Dench
Noel Birkin ...
(as Nöel Birkin)
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William Shakespeare, Ben Jonson and Michael Drayton meet in a tavern in Southwark. Shakespeare points out people who remind him of scenes from his plays. A wistful woman reminds him of Juliet, a melancholy old man reminds him of Hamlet. The soldier son of the landlord encourages Shakespeare to recite 'The Seven Ages of Man'. Jonson then leads the company in singing 'Sigh no more, ladies'. The company's drunkenness leads Shakespeare to recall scenes from Twelfth Night. Jonson's cousin Jane comes across the sleeping poet and tells him that she believed him dead; he assures her that he will live forever. Written by Anonymous

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26 March 1935 (UK)  »

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The main title is followed on-screen by 'Based upon an original story - "An Evening with our National Poet William Shakespeare"', but no author is cited. See more »

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A Midsummer Night's Dream
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Music by Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy
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Unusual and very cheap quota quickie
12 May 2017 | by (london) – See all my reviews

This film is set in a tavern in Southwark in 1606.William Shakespeare is sitting at a table drinking a beer.He looks at some of the other customers and this reminds of scenes from his works.So he visualizes scenes from Hamlet,Romeo and Juliet and the Merchant of Venice.Much of the cast I did not recognise.However there is Dennis Joey who would be Inspector Lestrade to Rathbones Holmes.Derrick de Marney who appear in many crime films of the fifties,and Leo Genn who would have major roles in the forties and fifties.This is a very cheap production,particularly given the fact that no copyright fees had to be paid for Shakespeares plays.


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