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Romanoff and Juliet

Alternative title
Dig That Juliet
Synopsis
Satirical feature film setting the Romeo and Juliet story into Cold War politics. Igor Romanoff, the son of a Russian ambassador from an obscure Eastern European country, Concordia, falls in love with Juliet Moulsworth, the daughter of a UN ambassador. Her parents prefer her former feckless boyfriend, Freddie. Tybalt appears in disguise as a KGB agent, and the president of Concordia mediates between the warring parties. Youth triumphs over age as as the film ends with the marriage of Igor and Juliet.
Language
English
Country
United States
Medium
Film
Technical information
Colour / Sound
Year of release
1960
Duration
103 mins; 9270 feet

Credits

Director
Peter Ustinov
Producer
Peter Ustinov
Cinematographer
Robert Krasker
Screenplay
Peter Ustinov
Music
Mario Nascimbene
Art Direction
Alexandre Trauner
Cast
John GavinIgor Romanoff (Romeo)
Sandra DeeJuliet Moulsworth (Juliet)
Akim TamiroffVadim Romanoff (Montague)
Alix TaltonBeulah Moulsworth (Lady Capulet)
Carl DonThe spy (Tybalt)
John PhillipsHooper Moulsworth (Capulet)
Peter UstinovThe General (Escalus, Prince of Verona)
Rick Van NutterFreddie (Paris)
Tamara ShayneEvdokia Romanoff (Lady Montague)

Additional Details

Production type
Fiction Films
Plays
Romeo and Juliet
Subjects
Drama
Keywords
politics; Shakespeare, William (1564-1616)

Notes

General
Based on Ustinov’s stage play of the same name. The film is dedicated to the United Nations.
Awards
Nominated for the 1962 Directors Guild of America Award for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Motion Pictures. (Peter Ustinov).

Production Company

Name

Pavla Productions

Archive

Name

Folger Shakespeare Library

Email
reference@folger.edu
Web
http://www.folger.edu External site opens in new window
Phone
(202) 544 4600
Fax
(202) 544 4623
Address
201 East Capitol Street, SE
Washington
DC 20003
USA

Distributor

Name

Universal Pictures

Email
enquiriesuk@nbcuni.com
Web
http://www.universalpictures.co.uk/ External site opens in new window
Address
1 Central Saint Giles
St Giles High Street
London
WC2H 8NU

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