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Romeo and Juliet (1966)

Two teenagers fall in love, but their feuding families and fate itself cause the relationship to end in tragedy.

Director:

Paul Czinner

Writers:

Kenneth MacMillan (ballet), William Shakespeare (play)
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Cast

Credited cast:
Margot Fonteyn ... Juliet
Rudolf Nureyev ... Romeo
David Blair David Blair ... Mercutio
Desmond Doyle Desmond Doyle ... Tybalt
Julia Farron Julia Farron ... Lady Capulet
Michael Somes Michael Somes ... Lord Capulet
Anthony Dowell Anthony Dowell ... Benvolio
Derek Rencher Derek Rencher ... Paris
Leslie Edwards Leslie Edwards ... Escalus
Georgina Parkinson Georgina Parkinson ... Rosaline
Gerd Larsen Gerd Larsen ... The Nurse
Ronald Hynd Ronald Hynd ... Friar Laurence
Christopher Newton Christopher Newton ... Lord Montague
Betty Kavanagh Betty Kavanagh ... Lady Montague
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Deanne Bergsma Deanne Bergsma ... Harlot
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Two teenagers fall in love, but their feuding families and fate itself cause the relationship to end in tragedy.

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

5 October 1966 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Baletti Romeo ja Julia See more »

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Poetic Films See more »
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Mono

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)
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Version of BBC Sunday-Night Theatre: Romeo and Juliet (1955) See more »

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great ballet film
15 September 2004 | by estargrl88See all my reviews

As a child I loved this movie! It is a ballet, artfully danced by the lead roles of Margot Fonteyn and Rudolf Nureyev. Margot Fonteyn especially added character to Juliet with her wonderful acting and one often forgot how old she was at the time she danced this. One of the best parts about the ballet is the score by Prokofiev, which I really adore. The sets are rather abstract and not the most interesting, but they complement the mood of the piece. I think everything is well done, though of course it varies off of the Shakespeare play somewhat to give more dance roles. Obviously, I think this film has a certain audience and those who do not like ballet would probably not enjoy this, however, for those who do, this is a great ballet danced by many great famous dancers.


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