A Midsummer Night's Dream

A Midsummer Night's Dream
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DVD Features:

  • Rated: Not Rated
  • Run Time: 2 hours, 23 minutes
  • Video: Black & White
  • Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
  • Released: August 14, 2007
  • Originally Released: 1935
  • Label: Warner Home Video
  • Aspect Ratio: Full Frame - 1.33
  • Audio:
    • Mono 1.0 English

Performers, Cast and Crew:

Performer: , , , , , , &
Directed by
Edited by
Screenwriting by &
Composition by
Story by
Produced by
Director of Photography:

Major Awards:

Academy Awards 1935 - Best Cinematography: Hal Mohr

Entertainment Reviews:


Total Count: 11


User Ratings: 1,223
Rating: 5/5 -- Feast for eyes and ears Shakespeare whimsy
Kansas City Kansan
Oct 23, 2004
Respectful of the text, exquisitely designed and lustily played, it is a model Shakespeare adaptation. Full Review
Independent on Sunday
Dec 12, 2017
Everyone should see it, both those who admire and those who avoid Shakespeare. Both groups will find it beyond expectation. Full Review
Maclean's Magazine
Oct 3, 2019
[T]he glistening fantasy sequences of the Scherzo and Nocturne, mainly created in camera by Hal Mohr, still breathtaking -- true fairy magic, over the top and beyond.
Sight and Sound
Jul 1, 2008
Rating: B+ -- Bold and impressive, Reinhardt's screen version of his famous Hollywood Bowl Shakespearean production was nominated for the Best Picture Oscar. Full Review
Feb 18, 2013
Rating: 7/10 -- ...overdone, overproduced, overblown, overacted.... Shakespeare gets rather lost in the shuffle, but it's hard to deny the film isn't fun to watch. Full Review
Movie Metropolis
Aug 16, 2007
Rating: 4/5 -- Gorgeous to look at, unevenly acted.
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
Nov 13, 2002

Product Description:

This lush Hollywood version of Shakespeare's comedy features the music of Felix Mendelssohn. Also, this is the motion picture in which Olivia de Havilland made her screem debut. Academy Award Nominations: Best Picture. Academy Awards: Cinematography, Film Editing.

Plot Synopsis:

A film adaptation of Shakespeare's tale of foolish mortals, squabbling fairies and mismatched lovers.
Most of the play takes place deep in the forest, where a quartet of human lovers have fled: Hermia and Demetrius, happily in love, do not wish to be split up by the law of their land. Hot on their heels are Lysander, out to claim Hermia for his bride, and Helena... hopelessly besotted with Lysander.
Unfortunately, the four get caught up in a battle between Oberon, king of the fairies, and his wife Titania. In order to teach his queen a lesson, Oberon has ordered the sprite Puck to employ magic so that she will fall in love with a country bumpkin... who's been turned into an ass. Puck, however, can't resist using a little of the fairy dust on the troubled mortals. comic confusion follows -- much to the mischievous Puck's delight...


Production Notes:

  • Hal Mohr won the Academy Award for best cinematography as a write-in, becoming the only write-in candidate to ever walk away with the Oscar.
  • Film debut for actress Olivia de Havilland.

Product Info

  • Sales Rank: 38,551
  • UPC: 012569591226
  • Shipping Weight: 0.20/lbs (approx)
  • International Shipping: 1 item

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