As You Like It (1936)

As You Like It (1936)





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This film version of the famed Shakespearean comedy features Laurence Olivier as Orlando and Elisabeth Bergner as Rosalind. As the story goes, Rosalind, smitten by Orlando and not able to get his attention, disguises herself as a boy to more easily remain in Orlando's vicinity. Eventually Orlando grows to like his new friend and Rosalind is stuck playing a boy with a boy with whom she'd rather be a girl. Confusing? Maybe only Shakespeare could come up with the idea, but director Paul Czinner does a fine job executing the concept.
Classics , Comedy , Romance
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20th Century Fox Film Corporation

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Henry Ainley
as Exiled Duke
Lionel Braham
as Charles
Mackenzie Ward
as Touchstone
Richard Ainley
as Sylvius
Felix Aylmer
as Duke Frederick
Austin Trevor
as le Beau
John Laurie
as Oliver
Peter Bull
as William
Joan White
as Phebe
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Critic Reviews for As You Like It

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Rather bland recitation of Shakespeare notable only for an exceedingly young Olivier.

March 17, 2009

Audience Reviews for As You Like It

I am not sure why Shakespeare is so popular, I find a lot of his work very slow and boring. This film is quite tedious and very hard to stay interested, but it is finely produces. It is overacted by most, however, laurence Olivier in a very early role is excellent, and for his presence alone, the film garnered a 6 rating.

James Higgins
James Higgins

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