Romeo and Juliet (1954)
|A wonderful film translation of the magic of shakespeare's verse into the language of cinema. Shot on location in italy, the film stars laurence harvey, beautiful newcomer' susan shantell and features the voice of john gielgud as the chorus .|
Editor's NoteA colorful and sumptuous Italian production which brings to life Shakespeare's classic play. The top-notch casting and attention to detail make this fine production an accurate reflection of the great playwright's intent.
Cast & Crew
|Susan Shentall - Featured|
|Renato Castellani - Director|
Plot SummaryAdaptation of the famous Shakespearean tragedy, about two teenager lovers, from feuding Verona families, who kill themselves when they realize their respective families will never allow them to live together in peace. Their deaths, tragically too late, reunite the warring families.|It was modeled after a Renaissance painting and staying very true to the text of the Elizabethan play.