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Romeo and Juliet

Synopsis
Animation parodying Shakespeare’s tragedy and featuring Charlie Chaplin as Romeo and Mary Pickford as Juliet. Bioscope reported ‘with quite extraordinary skill, Mr Dyer has caught the mannerisms of these two film favourites, reproducing in an amazingly life-like way the famous Chaplin walk and the Pickford smile...'
Country
Great Britain
Medium
Film
Technical information
Black-and-white / Silent
Year of release
1919
Duration
10 mins approx.
Availability
No archive copy found. Presumed a lost film.

Credits

Director
Anson Dyer
Producer
Cecil Hepworth
Animator
Anson Dyer

Additional Details

Production type
Animation
Plays
Romeo and Juliet
Keywords
Shakespeare, William (1564-1616)

Notes

Reviews
Ball, Robert Hamilton. Shakespeare on Silent Film: A Strange Eventful History. London: George Allen and Unwin, 1968 (p. 265, 371). Bioscope, 23 October 1919.

Production Company

Name

Hepworth Manufacturing Company

Record Stats

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