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HISTORY

This was one of several Shakespeare related films released in 1916 to coincide with the 300th anniversary of the playwright's death. According to Var, Romeo and Juliet cost $250,000 to film. In the 1918 MPSD, Beekman Mitchell is credited as either cameraman or assistant director. For other films based on this play, see note on the 1916 Fox Film Corp.'s version. Some scenes in the film were shot at Brighton Beach, NY. ...

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This was one of several Shakespeare related films released in 1916 to coincide with the 300th anniversary of the playwright's death. According to Var, Romeo and Juliet cost $250,000 to film. In the 1918 MPSD, Beekman Mitchell is credited as either cameraman or assistant director. For other films based on this play, see note on the 1916 Fox Film Corp.'s version. Some scenes in the film were shot at Brighton Beach, NY.

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GEOGRAPHIC LOCATIONS
SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
Motog
4 Nov 1916
p. 1041
MPN
4 Nov 1916
p. 2860
MPW
21 Oct 1916
p. 448
MPW
28 Oct 1916
p. 27
New York Times
23 Oct 1916
p. 10
NYDM
2 Sep 1916
p. 20, 31
NYDM
28 Oct 1916
p. 24
Variety
27 Oct 1916
p. 28
Wid's
26 Oct 1916
p. 1052
CAST
PRODUCTION CREDITS
NAME
PARENT COMPANY
PRODUCTION COMPANY
DISTRIBUTION COMPANY
NAME
CREDITED AS
CREDIT
DIRECTORS
Asst dir
Asst dir
Asst dir
PRODUCER
PHOTOGRAPHY
ART DIRECTOR
MUSIC
Mus accompaniment arranged by
Mus accompaniment
SOURCES
LITERARY
Based on the play Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare (London, ca. 1596, published 1597).
LITERARY SOURCE AUTHOR
DETAILS
Release Date:
19 October 1916
Production Date:

Copyright Info
Claimant
Date
Copyright Number
Metro Pictures Corp.
17 October 1916
LP9354
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in reels):
8
Country:
United States
SYNOPSIS

The plot which, according to contemporary reviews, follows that of Shakespeare's play, concerns an ill-fated love affair between the children of two feuding families in medieval ...

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The plot which, according to contemporary reviews, follows that of Shakespeare's play, concerns an ill-fated love affair between the children of two feuding families in medieval Italy.

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Subject
Subject (Major):

Legend
Viewed by AFI
Partially Viewed
Offscreen Credit
Name Occurs Before Title
AFI Life Achievement Award

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