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Romeo e Giulietta (1964)

Two teenagers fall in love, but their feuding families and fate itself cause the relationship to end in tragedy.

Director:

Riccardo Freda

Writers:

Riccardo Freda (as Robert Hampton), William Shakespeare (play)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Geronimo Meynier Geronimo Meynier ... Romeo
Rosemary Dexter ... Juliet (as Rosemarie Dexter)
Carlos Estrada ... Mercutio
Andrea Bosic Andrea Bosic ... Capulet
Tony Soler Tony Soler ... The Nurse (as Toni Sole)
Umberto Raho ... Friar Lawrence
Antonella Della Porta Antonella Della Porta ... Lady Capulet
José Marco José Marco ... Paris
Elsa Vazzoler Elsa Vazzoler ... Lady Montague
Franco Balducci Franco Balducci ... Benvolio
German Grech German Grech ... Tybalt
Mario De Simone Mario De Simone ... Peter
Antonio Gradoli Antonio Gradoli ... Montague
Bruno Scipioni Bruno Scipioni ... Balthasar
Carlo D'Angelo Carlo D'Angelo ... Principe di Verona
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Two teenagers fall in love, but their feuding families and fate itself cause the relationship to end in tragedy.

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A New Presentation of the World's Greatest Love Story See more »

Genres:

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Country:

Italy | Spain

Language:

Italian

Release Date:

September 1968 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Romeo and Juliet See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Hispamer Films, Imprecine See more »
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Version of Romeo & Juliet (1955) See more »

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Romeo+Juliette
16 July 2012 | by dbdumonteilSee all my reviews

Dwarfed by the -superior- version of Zephirelli (1968),this Riccardo Freda movie in not devoid of interest ;the two principals who were 23 and 20 , were closer to the heroes'age in the play than the Cukor ones ,Leslie Howard (42!) and Norma Shearer (35!).

Geronimo Meynard who plays Romeo is youthful and rather cute ,but his performance is a bit monotonous -it was to be his very last movie- ;The same goes for Rosemary Dexter who is a lovely Juliet ,but we find it hard to believe that these two are eaten with desire and passion.

On the other hand ,the cinematography is splendid indeed ,with superb landscapes and the lovers are nicely filmed ;the movie is rather short,and all happens quickly ,perhaps too quickly ,with scenes too hurried for comfort,but there's never a dull moment;Freda ,who was good at horror movies ,suceeds in making the last scene in vault perfectly gruesome . Good use of classical music .


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