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Hamlet and Eggs

Synopsis
Comedy short. An exhausted Shakespearean actor, on holiday in an isolated ranch in Arizona, is forced to put on an amateur production of Romeo and Juliet. Juliet awakens in her tomb and sings ‘O Bury Me Not on the Lone Prairie’. At the end of the film the director returns to his effete and sophisticated New York circle converted to cowboy costumes and modes of speech.
Language
English
Country
United States
Medium
Film
Technical information
Black-and-white / Sound
Year of release
1937
Duration
18 mins

Credits

Director
William Watson
Producer
Al Christie
Cinematographer
George Webber
Screenplay
Tim Ryan
Cast
Douglas Leavitt 
Frank Jaquet 
Irene Noblette Ryan 
Pat Patterson’s Cowboy Trio 
Tim Ryan 

Additional Details

Production type
Fiction Films
Plays
Romeo and Juliet
Keywords
Shakespeare, William (1564-1616); westerns; Amateur theatre

Production Company

Name

Educational Films

Archive

Name

Library of Congress, Motion Picture, Broadcasting & Recorded Sound Division

Web
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Phone
(20) 707-8572
Fax
(20) 707-237’1
Address
Motion Picture & Television Reading Room
James Madison Building, LM 336
101 Independence Avenue, SE
Washington, D.C.
20540-4690
United States

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