A Midsummer Night's Dream (1935)
Average Rating: 7.2/10
Reviews Counted: 9
Fresh: 8 | Rotten: 1
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Release Date: Oct 9, 1935 Wide
Average Rating: 3.4/5
User Ratings: 1,164
Max Reinhardt's legendary Hollywood Bowl production of Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream was transferred to the screen by Warner Bros. in 1935. Like most of Shakespeare's comedies, the story contains several seemingly unrelated plotlines, all tied together by a single unifying event, in this instance the impending wedding of Theseus and Hippolyta. One story thread concerns the mistaken-identity romances of four young Athenians; another involves a group of "rude mechanicals" who plan to
Oct 9, 1935 Wide
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Bold and impressive, Reinhardt's screen version of his famous Hollywood Bowl Shakespearean production was nominated for the Best Picture Oscar.
...overdone, overproduced, overblown, overacted.... Shakespeare gets rather lost in the shuffle, but it's hard to deny the film isn't fun to watch.
Gorgeous to look at, unevenly acted.
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