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A midsummer night's dream [videorecording] / 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
Alternate (uniform) Title Midsummer night's dream (Motion picture : 1935)
Alternate Title Max Reinhardt's production of A midsummer night's dream [videorecording]
Burbank, CA : Distributed by Warner Home Video, c2007
book jacket
Location Call Number Status
 Videos/2nd Flr  PR2827.A2 R44 2007    AVAILABLE
Subject Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616 -- Film adaptations
Subject(s) Theseus (Greek mythology) -- Drama
Hippolyta (Greek mythology) -- Drama
Courtship -- Drama
Subject Athens (Greece) -- Drama
Subject(s) Feature films
Comedy films
Romantic comedy films
Film adaptations
Video recordings for the hearing impaired
Physical Description 1 videodisc (143 min.) : sd., b&w ; 4 3/4 in
Note - System Details DVD, region 1, full screen (1.33:1) presentation; Dolby Digital mono., dual-layer
Language English dialogue, English, French or Portuguese subtitles
Subtitled in English for the deaf and hard-of-hearing (SDH)
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 Cinematography, Hal Mohr ; editor, Ralph Dawson ; music, Felix Mendelssohn ; arranger, Erich Wolfgang Korngold ; costume designer, Max Ree ; ballet staging, Bronislova Nijinska, Nini Theilande
Note 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 members; "Warner Bros. Studio Café" teaser trailer; musical short "Shake Mr. Shakespeare;" theatrical trailer
Academy Awards, USA, 1936: Oscar - Best Cinematography (Hal Mohr) ; Best Film Editing (Ralph Dawson)
Alternate Author 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
Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616. Midsummer night's dream
Warner Bros. Pictures (1923-1967)
Warner Home Video (Firm)

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