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  1. Midsummer Night’s Dream, A (1909 Film)

    Director
    J. Stuart Blackton; Charles Kent

    Abbreviated version of the play closely following the original with the exception of a new character, Penelope. It is she who quarrels with Titania and tells Puck to bewitch Titania.

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  2. Open-Air Concert for Wounded Soldiers (1917 Film)

    Series
    War Office Official Topical Budget

    The second of four stories in the newsfilm. "WAR ENTERTAINMENTS: A large number of wounded soldiers were entertained by a performance of A Midsummer Night’s Dream at Hanover Lodge, Regent’s Park".

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  3. Sommernachtstraum, Ein (1925 Film)

    aka: Midsummer Night’s Dream, A Wood Love Heiteres Fastnachtsspeil, Ein

    Director
    Hans Neumann
    Producer
    Hans Neumann

    Feature film which appears to have combined great charm and ribaldry. Ball, summarising contemporary reviews, writes: ‘Theseus was shown at the telephone, Amazons and Athenians moved into battle to the...

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  4. Little People Arrive, The (1932 Film)

    Series
    Eve and Everybody’s Film Review

    Newsfilm item. Backstage at a puppet show version of A Midsummer Night’s Dream. There are shots of the puppets being manipulated by the puppeteers and the show in front of the curtain as seen by the...

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  5. Mister Cinders (1934 Film)

    Director
    Friedrich Zelnik
    Producer
    Walter C. Mycroft

    Feature film musical comedy concerning a male Cinderella who wins the heart of an American heiress. Features a village production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream in rehearsal and shambolic performance (Hermia...

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  6. Midsummer Night’s Dream, A (1935 Film)

    Director
    William Dieterle
    Producer
    Max Reinhardt

    A film based on the Broadway production by Max Reinhardt. A combination of German expressionism and Hollywood realism. Hal Mohr’s cinematography is ‘astonishing, a surreal visual fantasy of dancing...

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  7. Dream Comes True, A (1935 Film)

    The premiere of A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM (1935) at the Warner Beverly theatre in Beverly Hills. and behind-the-scenes production footage with shots between takes of many cast members. Includes footage of...

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  8. Mendelssohn’s Midsummer Night’s Dream - Nocturne, Scherzo, Wedding March (1940 Film)

    Series
    Musical Masterpieces
    Director
    George Freedland
    Producer
    George Richfield

    Franco Ferrara conducts the Radio Philharmonic Orchestra of Italy in Mendelssohn’s Incidental Music to A Midsummer Night’s Dream.

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  9. Matter of Life and Death, A (1945 Film)

    aka: Stairway to Heaven

    Director
    Michael Powell; Emeric Pressburger
    Producer
    Michael Powell; Emeric Pressburger

    A British wartime aviator who cheats death by miraculously surviving bailing out of his plane without a parachute must argue for his life before a celestial court. Fantasy film, ostensibly produced with the...

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  10. Adoulotoi Sklavoi (1946 Film)

    Director
    Vion Papamihalis; Marios Ploritis

    Feature film. On the eve of World War II in Athens, a group of young people have established a theatrical group, planning to stage A Midsummer Night’s Dream. The outbreak of war, however, changes...

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