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Giulietta e Romeo

Alternative title
Romeo and Juliet Julieta y Romeo
Synopsis
Feature film. Directed by Riccardo Freda with Rosemary Dexter as Juliet and Geronimo Meynier as Romeo.
Language
Italian (Standard)
Country
Spain; Italy
Medium
Film
Technical information
Colour / Sound
Year of release
1964
Duration
90 mins
Availability
No archive copy found (2006)

Credits

Director
Riccardo Freda
Producer
Angel Rosson
Cinematographer
Gabor Pogany
Writer
William Shakespeare
Music
Bruno Nicolai
Production Design
Piero Filippone
Cast
Geronimo MeynierRomeo
Rosemary DexterJuliet
Carlos EstradaMercutio
Umberto RahoFriar Laurence
Tony SolerNurse
Andrea BosicCapulet
Antonella Della PortaLady Capulet
Antonio GradoliMontague
Bruno ScipinioniBalthasar
Carlo D’AngeloEscalus, Prince of Verona
Elsa VazzolerLady Montague
Franco BalducciBenvolio
German GrechTybalt
Jose MarcoParis
Mario De SimonePeter

Additional Details

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

Notes

History
Released in Italian, Spanish, French and English versions. Released in the US 1968. Released in Italy as GIULIETTA E ROMEO and in Spain as LOS AMANTES DE VERONA.
Reviews
Peter Morris in his survey ‘Shakespeare on Film’, Films in Review 24:3 (1973), pp132-163 notes ‘not only does Freda’s adaptation make clear his lack of understanding of Shakespeare but in the case of the English version more care was given to matching the actor’s lip movements to the dialogue, than to rendering Shakespeare’s dialogue faithfully. The disastrous results are accentuated by the monotones in which the lines are read. The location sets (in Verona) were well chosen but the acting is lamentable; either stiff and clumsy or grossly overplayed’.

Production Company

Name

Hispamer Films

Name

Imprecine

Address
Italy

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