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  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. Midsummer Night’s Dream, A (1953 Film)

    Series
    World’s a Stage, The
    Director
    Charles Deane
    Producer
    Charles Deane

    The ‘play scene’ from A Midsummer Night’s Dream enacted by players from the Young Vic Company with a thirty second introduction by Ronald Howard. No cast details known.

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  7. Midsummer Night’s Dream - Introduction to the Play, A (1954 Film)

    Educational videotape for schools. Key scenes from A Midsummer Night’s Dream are staged with exposition on the language the characters speak and their relationship to one another. ‘Educational...

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  8. Sen Noci Svatojanske (1958 Film)

    aka: Midsummer Night’s Dream, A Mid-Summer Night’s Dream, A

    Director
    Jiri Trnka
    Producer
    Jiri Trnka

    Trnka’s puppet pantomime, based on Shakespeare’s play, with dubbed-in English voices.

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  9. Three Seasons (1958 Film)

    Travelogue. English life in Autumn, Winter and Spring. Includes sequences from the Old Vic production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream with comedian Frankie Howerd as Bottom at the play rehearsal and Titania...

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  10. Week in Film No. 17/1959 (1959 Film)

    Slovak newsfilm. Visits the Puppet Film Studio in Prague where Jiri Trnka and staff are completing work on the film A Midsummer Night’s Dream.

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