Midsummer Nights Dream (1935)
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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.|
"Captivating version of Shakespeare's classic... Find-A-Video
Editor's NoteThis 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.
Cast & Crew
|Joe E. Brown|
|Olivia De Havilland|
|Anton Grot - Art Director|
|Charles Kenyon - Screenplay|
|Hal B. Wallis - Executive Producer|
|Hal Mohr - Cinematographer|
|Jack L. Warner - Executive Producer|
|Mary C. McCall, Jr. - Screenplay|
|Max Reinhardt - Director|
|Ralph Dawson - Editor|
|William Dieterle - Director|
|William Shakespeare - Based On Play By|
Plot SummaryA 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...
|Oscar, Hal Mohr, Best Cinematography|
|Oscar, Ralph Dawson, Best Film Editing|
|Oscar, Sherry Shourds, Best Assistant Director|
|Oscar, A Midsummer Night's Dream, Best Picture|