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Director: Max Reinhardt     Starring: James Cagney
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Format: DVD
Sku: 204647805
UPC: 012569591226
UPC 14: 00012569591226
Category Keywords: Fantasy  Shakespeare  Stage Play
Rating: NR
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Max Reinhardt's Production of...
De havilland makes her screen debut in this performance of shakespeare's classic play, which includes ballets by nijinska and a score by mendolssohn.

"Lavish and entertaining.  Charles Matthews, Oscar A To Z
"Captivating version of Shakespeare's classic...  Find-A-Video

Editor's Note
This lush Hollywood version of Shakespeare's comedy features the music of Felix Mendelssohn. Also, this is the motion picture in which Olivia de Havilland made her screem debut. Academy Award Nominations: Best Picture. Academy Awards: Cinematography, Film Editing.
Features
Video Features DVD, Pan and Scan (TV Format), Aspect Ratio 1.33:1, English, French, Subtitled
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Release Information
Video Mfg Name Studio: Warner
Video Release Date Release Date: 8/14/2007
Video Play Time Running Time: 143 minutes
Video Release Year Original Release Date: 1935
Video CategoryId Catalog ID: 65912
Video UPC UPC: 00012569591226
Video Number of Discs Number of Discs: 1

Audio & Video
Video Original Language Original Language: English
Video Audio Spec Available Audio Tracks: English
Video Color Spec Video: B&W

Aspect Ratio
Video Aspect Ratio Standard  1.33:1 [4:3]
Cast & Crew
Video Cast Info James Cagney
Video Cast Info Joe E. Brown
Video Cast Info Mickey Rooney
Video Cast Info Olivia De Havilland
Video Cast Info Anton Grot - Art Director
Video Cast Info Charles Kenyon - Screenplay
Video Cast Info Hal B. Wallis - Executive Producer
Video Cast Info Hal Mohr - Cinematographer
Video Cast Info Jack L. Warner - Executive Producer
Video Cast Info Mary C. McCall, Jr. - Screenplay
Video Cast Info Max Reinhardt - Director
Video Cast Info Ralph Dawson - Editor
Video Cast Info William Dieterle - Director
Video Cast Info William Shakespeare - Based On Play By
Plot Summary
A film adaptation of Shakespeare's tale of foolish mortals, squabbling fairies and mismatched lovers.| Most of the play takes place deep in the forest, where a quartet of human lovers have fled: Hermia and Demetrius, happily in love, do not wish to be split up by the law of their land. Hot on their heels are Lysander, out to claim Hermia for his bride, and Helena... hopelessly besotted with Lysander.| Unfortunately, the four get caught up in a battle between Oberon, king of the fairies, and his wife Titania. In order to teach his queen a lesson, Oberon has ordered the sprite Puck to employ magic so that she will fall in love with a country bumpkin... who's been turned into an ass. Puck, however, can't resist using a little of the fairy dust on the troubled mortals. comic confusion follows -- much to the mischievous Puck's delight...

Awards


Winner (1936)
   Video Award Name Oscar, Hal Mohr, Best Cinematography
   Video Award Name Oscar, Ralph Dawson, Best Film Editing

Nominee (1936)
   Video Award Name Oscar, Sherry Shourds, Best Assistant Director
   Video Award Name Oscar, A Midsummer Night's Dream, Best Picture

Professional Reviews

Sight and Sound
"[T]he glistening fantasy sequences of the Scherzo and Nocturne, mainly created in camera by Hal Mohr, still breathtaking -- true fairy magic, over the top and beyond." 07/01/2008 p.89

FilmsGraded.com 8 of 10
A Midsummer Night's Dream is a comedy, and a rather strange one at that. All the characters are played for laughs except for Oberon, who is amusing despite his stern demeanor due to his outlandish costume. Cagney, Brown, Herbert, Rooney, and Powell are particularly campy. Powell has trouble keeping a straight face, while young Rooney is simply embarrassing as camera mugging troublemaker Puck. Rooney broke his leg in a sledding accident during a hiatus in the production. When shooting resumed, his scenes were filmed while he was stationed on a bicycle, hidden by scenery and moved about by stage hands. Cagney is also miscast, but is very game and entertaining...At over two hours, the film drags at times during its second half. The best scenes take place in the forest, when the fairies are in action. The necessity of a happy ending leads to predictable denouements, but the presentation of the amateur play helps perk things up. - Brian Koller

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