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Romeo und Julia im Schnee

Alternative title
Romeo and Juliet in the Snow
Synopsis
Fiction short. A burlesque of Romeo and Juliet set in Garmisch, in the Bavarian Mountains. The family feud between the Kapulethofers and the Montekugers (leading to several snowball fights) is initiated by an unsatisfactory trial verdict, passed by the local judge (whom both families attempted to bribe with a sausage). When Romeo returns from military service Julia falls in love with him. Faced with the parents opposition to this match (Juliet’s father threatens to cut of Julia’s hair), the couple decide to kill themselves with poison they buy from the local apothecary. Finding that the poison doesn’t work, they nevertheless pretend to be dead when the worried parents arrive at the farm shed. Using their parents sorrow to their advantage, the lovers declare their intent to marry and the story has a happy ending.
Country
Germany
Medium
Film
Technical information
Black-and-white / Silent
Year of release
1920
Duration
35 mins; 3162 feet

Credits

Director
Ernst Lubitsch
Producer
Maxim Galitzenstein; Paul Ebner
Cinematographer
Theodor Sparkuhl
Screenplay
Ernst Lubitsch; Hanns Kräly
Cast
Lotte NeumannJulia (Romeo)
Gustav von WangenheimRomeo (Juliet)
Ernst RückertMontekugerl (Montague)
Jacob TiedtkeCapulethofer (Capulet)
Josefine DoraFrau Montekugerl (Lady Montague)
Julius FalkensteinParis
Marga KöhlerFrau Capulethofer (Lady Capulet)
Paul BiensfeldtLocal judge (Escalus, Prince of Verona)

Additional Details

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

Notes

Notes
A filmscript is available at the DIF Film Library in Frankfurt am Main.
History
The film premiered on 28 March 1920 in Berlin.

Production Company

Name

Maxim-Film

Archive

Name

Museum of Modern Art

Email
fsc@moma.org
Web
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Phone
9212) 708-9613
Address
Celeste Bartos International Film Study Center
11 West 53 Street
New York, New York 10019-5497
Name

Österreichisches Filmmuseum

Email
office@filmmuseum.at
Web
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Phone
+43 1 533 70 54
Fax
+43 1 533 70 54-25
Address
Augustinerstrasse 1
1010 Vienna
Austria

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