6.4/10
601
29 user 6 critic

A Midsummer Night's Dream (1968)

Not Rated | | Comedy, Fantasy, Romance | 9 February 1969 (USA)
The adventures of four young lovers, a group of amateur actors and their interactions with fairies come to light in a moonlit forest.

Director:

Peter Hall

Writer:

William Shakespeare (play)
Reviews

Watch Now

With Prime Video

ALL
Nominated for 1 Primetime Emmy. See more awards »

Photos

Learn more

More Like This 

Comedy | Fantasy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

Lovers' lives are complicated by city law, feuding faerie royalty, and... love.

Director: Michael Hoffman
Stars: Kevin Kline, Michelle Pfeiffer, Rupert Everett
A Midsummer Night's Dream I (TV Movie 1981)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

The adventures of four young lovers, a group of amateur actors and their interactions with fairies come to light in a moonlit forest.

Director: Elijah Moshinsky
Stars: Estelle Kohler, Nigel Davenport, Hugh Quarshie
Comedy | Fantasy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

Theseus, Duke of Athens, is going to marry Hyppolyta, Queen of the Amazons. Demetrius is engaged with Hermia, but Hermia loves Lysander. Helena loves Demetrius. Oberon and Titania, of the ... See full summary »

Directors: William Dieterle, Max Reinhardt
Stars: James Cagney, Dick Powell, Ian Hunter
Herostratus (1967)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

When Max, a young poet hires a marketing company to turn his suicide-by-jumping into a mass-media spectacle, he finds that his subversive intentions are quickly diluted into a reactionary ... See full summary »

Director: Don Levy
Stars: Michael Gothard, Gabriella Licudi, Peter Stephens
Hamlet (1976)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

Hamlet suspects his uncle has murdered his father to claim the throne of Denmark and the hand of Hamlet's mother, but the prince cannot decide whether or not he should take vengeance.

Director: Celestino Coronado
Stars: Quentin Crisp, Helen Mirren, Barry Stanton
Red Hot Shot (1970)
Crime | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

Frank was removed from an investigation into Mac Brown, the owner of a pharmaceutical company, who was suspected of drug trafficking and illegal experiments on teenagers. When Brown is murdered, Frank is called to investigate.

Director: Piero Zuffi
Stars: Michael Reardon, Barbara Bouchet, Carmelo Bene
Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

A boy dreams the play. Authority in Athens is shaky: Hermia rejects her father's choice, the Duke backs her father, and the Duchess sides with Hermia. Dad's choice, Demetrius, pursues ... See full summary »

Director: Adrian Noble
Stars: Lindsay Duncan, Alex Jennings, Desmond Barrit
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Derek Godfrey Derek Godfrey ... Theseus
Barbara Jefford ... Hippolyta
Nicholas Selby Nicholas Selby ... Egeus
Hugh Sullivan Hugh Sullivan ... Philostrate
David Warner ... Lysander
Diana Rigg ... Helena
Michael Jayston ... Demetrius
Helen Mirren ... Hermia
Paul Rogers ... Bottom
Sebastian Shaw ... Quince
Bill Travers ... Snout
Clive Swift ... Snug
Donald Eccles ... Starveling
John Normington ... Flute
Ian Richardson ... Oberon
Edit

Storyline

The adventures of four young lovers, a group of amateur actors and their interactions with fairies come to light in a moonlit forest.

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis


Certificate:

Not Rated
Edit

Details

Country:

UK | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

9 February 1969 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Le songe d'une nuit d'été See more »

Company Credits

Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
See full technical specs »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Theatrical movie debut of Don Henderson (Attendant). See more »

Quotes

Bottom: Reason and love keep little company together nowadays.
See more »

Connections

Version of A Midsummer Night's Rave (2002) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

A fine, and sadly forgotten, version
12 August 1999 | by larcher-2See all my reviews

A fine, and sadly forgotten, version of Shakespeare's most amusing play. I suppose I am not the only male person who discovered a simultaneous love for the Bard and Diana Rigg in what was (then) a scandalously scantily clad television spectacular. This is, if nothing else, one of the many evidences that the Brits breed actors in a way we don't. The cast, which is by British standards only second-tier, outdoes anything that we could scrape together. Sheer fun; it's us, and not just Shakespeare, in love.


8 of 11 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 29 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page

Stream Action and Adventure Titles With Prime Video

Explore popular action and adventure titles available to stream with Prime Video.

Start your free trial



Recently Viewed