A Midsummer Night’s Dream

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Dir. Max Reinhardt and William Dieterle

US 133 mins | Black & white | 133 mins | Comedy | Drama | Hollywood Classics

Cast: James Cagney, Dick Powell, Olivia de Havilland, Mickey Rooney

Perhaps the most memorable of Hollywood’s Shakespeare adaptations. Hal Mohr’s Academy Award-winning photography shows the equally shimmering art direction of Anton Grot off a treat. The all-star cast meets the challenge of playing the classics, offering due respect and glamour to the proceedings. Notable for being de Havilland’s screen debut, and look out also for the young Kenneth Anger playing a changeling prince.‘Bow the knee to a director who can twist such actors as James Cagney and Joe E Brown into an idiom as remote from Hollywood as is Stratford-on-Avon.’ – Evening Standard, 1935

Available on: 35mm

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