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Title A midsummer night's dream / by William Shakespeare ; [presented by] Warner Bros. Pictures ; Max Reinhardt's production ; arranged for the screen by Charles Kenyon and Mary C. McCall, Jr. ; directed by Max Reinhardt and William Dieterle.

Publication Info. Burbank, CA : Distributed by Warner Home Video, [2007]


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Description 1 videodisc (143 min.) : sound, black and white ; 4 3/4 in.
System Details DVD, region 1, full screen (1.33:1) presentation; Dolby Digital mono., dual-layer.
Cast James Cagney, Joe E. Brown, Dick Powell, Jean Muir, Victor Jory, Verree Teasdale, Hugh Herbert, Anita Louise, Frank McHugh, Ross Alexander, Ian Hunter, Mickey Rooney, Olivia de Havilland, Hobert Cavanaugh, Grant Mitchell.
Credits Cinematogrphy, Hal Mohr ; editor, Ralph Dawson ; music, Felix Mendelssohn ; arranger, Erich Wolfgang Korngold ; costume designer, Max Ree ; ballet staging, Bronislova Nijinska, Nini Theilande.
Note Based on the play by William Shakespeare.
Originally released as a motion picture in 1935.
Audience Not rated.
Summary Love is blind, fickle and true. Theseus, Duke of Athens, is going to marry Hyppolyta, Queen of the Amazons. Demetrius is engaged to 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 the boy from her by using some magic. Lysander and Hermina meet in the forest. Helena and Demetrius are there as well. There are actors practicing a play for the upcoming wedding of Theseus and Hippolyta. Due to some misunderstandings by Puck, the whole thing becomes a little bit more confused.
Note Special features: Commentary by film historian Scott MacQueen; Olivia de Havilland screen test; vintage featurette: "A dream comes true presenting ... gallery of 6 teaser trailers showcasing cast memebers; "Warner Bros. Studio Café" teaser trailer; musical short "Shake Mr. Shakespeare;" theatrical trailer.
Awards Academy Awards, USA, 1936: Oscar - Best Cinematography (Hal Mohr) ; Best Film Editing (Ralph Dawson)
Language English dialogue, English, French or Portuguese subtitles; English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing.
Note GMD: videorecording.
Subject Love -- Greece -- Athens -- Drama.
Courtship -- Greece -- Athens -- Drama.
Man-woman relationships -- Greece -- Athens -- Drama.
Fairy plays.
Athens (Greece) -- Drama.
Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616 -- Film adaptations.
Genre/Form Feature films.
Comedy films.
Films for the hearing impaired.
Comedy -- Feature.
Feature films.
Comedy films.
Added Author Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616.
Kenyon, Charles, 1880-1961.
McCall, Mary C., Jr., 1904-1986.
Reinhardt, Max, 1873-1943.
Dieterle, William, 1893-1972.
Cagney, James, 1899-1986.
Brown, Joe E. (Joe Evan), 1892-1973.
Powell, Dick, 1904-1963.
Muir, Jean, 1911-1996.
Jory, Victor, 1902-1982.
Teasdale, Verree.
Herbert, Hugh, 1885-1952.
Louise, Anita, 1915-1970.
McHugh, Frank, 1899-1981.
Alexander, Ross, 1907-1937.
Hunter, Ian, 1900-1975.
Rooney, Mickey.
De Havilland, Olivia.
Cavanaugh, Hobart, 1886-1950.
Mitchell, Grant, 1874-1957.
Mohr, Hal, 1894-1974.
Dawson, Ralph, 1897-1962.
Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616. Midsummer night's dream.
Mendelssohn-Bartholdy, Felix, 1809-1847.
Warner Bros. Pictures (1923-1967)
Warner Home Video (Firm)
Note At head of title: Max Reinhardt's production of
ISBN 0790790106
Standard No. 012569591226
Music No. 65912 Warner Home Video
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