Romeo and Juliet

This is the very first mainstream film production of Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet, and it's one of the best! Norma Shearer and Leslie Howard play the title roles professionally with great sword fights that enliven the otherwise dull flick. Recommended only if you have already seen the superior 1968 version starring Olivia Hussey and Leonard Whiting and you're thirsty for more.

Movie reviewed by Michael Lawrence



Norma Shearer, Leslie Howard, Edna May Oliver, John Barrymore, C. Aubrey Smith, Basil Rathbone, Andy Devine, Henry Kolker, Violet Kemble-Cooper, Ralph Forbes, Reginald Denny

Directed by:

George Cukor


1936 romance

Not Rated.


Don Ignacio's score: B

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