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A Midsummer Night's Dream (1935)




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Max Reinhardt's legendary Hollywood Bowl production of Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream was transferred to the screen by Warner Bros. 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.

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Ian Hunter
as Theseus
Dick Powell
as Lysander
Jean Muir
as Helena
Anita Louise
as Titania
Ross Alexander
as Demetrius
Veree Teasdale
as Hippolyta, Queen of Amazons
Nina Theilade
as Prima Ballerina Fairy
Verree Teasdale
as Hippolyta, Queen of the Amazons
Hobart Cavanaugh
as Philostrate
Otis Harlan
as Starveling
Arthur Treacher
as Ninny's Tomb
Katherine Frey
as Pease-Blossom
Billy Barty
as Mustardseed
Nini Theilade
as First Fairy
Kenneth Anger
as Changeling Prince
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Critic Reviews for A Midsummer Night's Dream

All Critics (9)

Bold and impressive, Reinhardt's screen version of his famous Hollywood Bowl Shakespearean production was nominated for the Best Picture Oscar.

February 18, 2013 | Rating: B+ | Full Review…

...overdone, overproduced, overblown, overacted.... Shakespeare gets rather lost in the shuffle, but it's hard to deny the film isn't fun to watch.

August 16, 2007 | Rating: 7/10 | Full Review…
Movie Metropolis

Feast for eyes and ears Shakespeare whimsy

October 23, 2004 | Rating: 5/5
Kansas City Kansan

Gorgeous to look at, unevenly acted.

November 12, 2002 | Rating: 4/5
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)

Audience Reviews for A Midsummer Night's Dream

awful, boring and boring and long. ugh......

Marion Ravenwood
Marion Ravenwood

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I absolutely hate overtures, and this movie has a long one! At least it doesn't have an intermission, though. I like Shakespeare, but I've never really been a fan of this story, it's really incredibly too silly, and not even that funny. What I did like was the actors and the beautiful sets and costumes. The only actor I didn't like was Rooney, he was so annoying, I couldn't stand him. Overall, a so-so movie, if you are a fan of the story, you will find it more interesting than I did.

Aj V
Aj V

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