A Midsummer Night's Dream ()

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Theseus, Duke of Athens, is going to marry Hyppolyta, Queen of the Amazons. Demetrius is engaged with Hermia, but Hermia loves Lysander. Helena loves Demetrius. Oberon and Titania, of the... See more »


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Theseus - Duke of Athens
Hippolyta - Queen of the Amazons - Betrothed to Theseus
Philostrate - Master of Revels to Theseus
Lysander - In Love with Hermia
Demetrius - In Love with Hermia
Hermia - In Love with Lysander (as Olivia de Haviland)
Helena - In Love with Demetrius
Egeus - Father to Hermia
Quince - the Carpenter
Snug - the Joiner
Bottom - the Weaver
Flute - the Bellows-Mender
Snout - the Tinker
Starveling - the Tailor
Oberon - King of the Fairies
Titania - Queen of the Fairies
Fairie - Attending Titania (as Nina Theilade)
Puck or Robin Goodfellow - a Fairy
Katherine Frey ...
Pease-Blossom (as Fairie)
Cobweb (as Fairie)
Fred Sale ...
Moth (as Fairie)
Mustard-Seed (as Fairie)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Sheila Brown ...
Indian Prince (uncredited)
Jackie Butler ...
Child (uncredited)
Performance Audience Member (uncredited)
Carol Ellis ...
Titania (uncredited) (singingVoice)
Kay Frye ...
Attendant to Titania (uncredited)
Patsy Galloway ...
Attendant to Titania (uncredited)
Shep Houghton ...
Dancer (uncredited)
Joan Lott ...
Attendant to Titania (uncredited)
Acting Troupe Member (uncredited)
Gnome (uncredited)
Donn Stokes ...
Child (uncredited)
Lady of the Court (uncredited)

Directed by

William Dieterle
Max Reinhardt

Written by

William Shakespeare ... (by)
Charles Kenyon ... (arranged for the screen by) &
Mary C. McCall Jr. ... (arranged for the screen by)

Produced by

Henry Blanke ... producer (uncredited)
Hal B. Wallis ... executive producer (uncredited)
Jack L. Warner ... executive producer (uncredited)

Cinematography by

Hal Mohr ... (photography)

Film Editing by

Ralph Dawson ... (edited by)

Editorial Department

Warren Low ... assistant editor (uncredited)

Art Direction by

Anton Grot

Set Decoration by

Ben Bone ... (uncredited)

Costume Design by

Max Rée ... (as Max Ree)
Milo Anderson ... (uncredited)

Makeup Department

Perc Westmore ... cosmetician
Clay Campbell ... assistant makeup artist (uncredited)
Charles Gemora ... makeup artist (uncredited)
Faye Hanlin ... hair stylist (uncredited)

Production Management

Al Alleborn ... unit manager (uncredited)

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

Russell Saunders ... assistant director (uncredited)
Sherry Shourds ... assistant director (uncredited)

Art Department

Emmett Emerson ... props (uncredited)
Harper Goff ... set designer (uncredited)
John More ... props (uncredited)

Sound Department

Charles David Forrest ... sound (uncredited)
Nathan Levinson ... sound recordist (uncredited)

Special Effects by

Byron Haskin ... special photographic effects
Fred Jackman ... special photographic effects
Hans F. Koenekamp ... special photographic effects (as Hans Koenekamp)

Camera and Electrical Department

Thomas Brannigan ... camera operator (uncredited)
William Classen ... grip (uncredited)
Stanley Cortez ... camera operator (uncredited)
L. De Angelis ... assistant camera (uncredited)
Hans F. Koenekamp ... assistant camera (uncredited)
Mickey Marigold ... still photographer (uncredited)
Robert Surtees ... camera operator (uncredited)

Music Department

Leo F. Forbstein ... musical director
Erich Wolfgang Korngold ... music arranger
Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy ... music by (as Felix Mendelssohn)
Erich Wolfgang Korngold ... composer: additional music - bridging scenes (uncredited) / conductor (uncredited)

Other crew

Stanley Logan ... dialogue director
Bronislava Njinska ... ballets by (as Bronislawa Nijinska)
Fred Applegate ... continuity (uncredited)
Henry Blanke ... supervisor (uncredited)
George P. Breakston ... double: Mickey Rooney (uncredited)
Jane Downey ... stand-in (uncredited)
S. Charles Einfeld ... press agent (uncredited)
Jack A. Goodrich ... stand-in (uncredited)
Jack Grey ... stand-in (uncredited)
Betty Hobday ... stand-in (uncredited)
Percy Kennedy ... stand-in (uncredited)
Pat O'Shea ... stand-in (uncredited)
Gladys Rehfeld ... stand-in (uncredited)
George Slight ... stand-in (uncredited)
Nini Theilade ... dance ensembles (uncredited)
Charles Veneman ... stand-in (uncredited)
Arthur J. Zellner ... publicist (uncredited)
Crew verified as complete

Production Companies

  • Warner Bros. (have the honor to present: A Max Reinhardt Production)



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Plot Summary

Theseus, Duke of Athens, is going to marry Hyppolyta, Queen of the Amazons. Demetrius is engaged with Hermia, but Hermia loves Lysander. Helena loves Demetrius. Oberon and Titania, of the kingdom of fairies have a slight quarrel about whether or not the boy Titania is raising will join Titania's band or Oberon's, so Oberon tries to get him from her by using some magic. But they're not alone in that forest.Lysander and Hermina have there a rendezvous, Helena and Demetrius are there, too as well as some actors, who are practicing a play for the ongoing wedding of Theseus and Hippolyta. Due to some misunderstandings by Puck, the whole thing becomes a little bit confused... Written by Stephan Eichenberg

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Taglines Three Centuries In The Making ! An immortal literary classic becomes a triumph of the ages ! See more »
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Also Known As
  • Le songe d'une nuit d'été (France)
  • Ein Sommernachtstraum (Germany)
  • El sueño de una noche de verano (Spain)
  • En midsommarnattsdröm (Sweden)
  • Сон в летнюю ночь (Soviet Union, Russian title)
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  • 133 min
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Trivia When the forest that Max Reinhardt designed could not be lit properly, cinematographer Hal Mohr thinned the trees slightly, sprayed them with aluminum paint and covered them with cobwebs and tiny metal particles to reflect the light. As a result, he became the first (and only) write-in winner of an Academy Award. See more »
Movie Connections Featured in A Dream Comes True (1935). See more »
Soundtracks A Midsummer Night's Dream: Overture and Incidental Music See more »
Crazy Credits The opening credits appear as if they were "trickling down" from the top of the screen. See more »
Quotes Bottom: I have had a most rare vision. I have had a dream; past the wit of man to say what dream it was. Methought I was - -man is but an ass if he go about to expound this dream. Methought I was - -and methought I had - -man is but a patched fool if he will offer to say
Bottom: what methought I was and what methought I had.
[He breaks into uncontrollable laughter and suddenly brays like a jackass]
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