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A midsummer night's dream

Author: Max Reinhardt; William Dieterle; William Shakespeare
Publisher: 1935.
Edition/Format:   Film : Film   Visual material : English : [116 min. short version? (Playing time on release was 132 min., according to: AFI catalog, 1931-1940.)]View all editions and formats

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Genre/Form: Academy Award films
Material Type: Film
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Max Reinhardt; William Dieterle; William Shakespeare
OCLC Number: 423206119
Notes: Fantasy; play; feature.
Based on the play by Shakespeare.
Credits supplied from: AFI catalog, 1931-1940.
Originally distributed by Warner Bros. Pictures, Inc., the Vitaphone Corp.
Academy Awards for Editing (Ralph Dawson) and Production Design (John More? Mohr?).
Credits: Supervisor, Henry Blanke; dialogue director, Stanley Logan; assistant directors, Sherry Shourds and Russell Saunders; photography, Hal Mohr and Ernest Haller; camera, Robert Surtees and Thomas Brannigan; camera operator, Stanley Cortez; assistant camera, Louis de Angelis and R.G. Mitchell; art director, Anton Grot; editor, Ralph Dawson; assistant film editor, Warren Low; set decoration, Ben Bone; costumes, Max Rée and Milo Anderson; costume suppliers, United Costumers, Inc.; music, Leo F. Forbstein; music arranged by Erich Wolfgang Korngold; background chorus, St. Luke's Choristers; sound, Nathan Levinson and Dave Forrest; special photographic effects, Fred Jackman, Byron Haskin and H.F. Koenekamp; ballets by Bronislawa Nijinska and Nini Theilade; hairstyles, Faye Hanlin; cosmetician, Perc Westmore; unit manager, Al Alborn; grip, William Classen; props, Emmett Emerson and John More; still photographer, Mickey Marigold; publicity, Arthur Zellner; press agent, S. Charles Einfeld; stand ins, Gladys Rehfeld, Jane Downey, Betty Hobday, Pat O'Shea, Charles Veneman, George Slight, Percy Kennedy, Jack Gray, Jack Goodrich. Music: Overture, Scherzo and Nocturne from A midsummer night's dream, The wedding march and selections from Songs without words, The Italian symphony and The Scotch symphony by Felix Mendelssohn.
Cast: Ian Hunter (Theseus, Duke of Athens); Verree Teasdale (Hippolyta, Queen of the Amazons betrothed to Theseus); Hobart Cavanaugh (Philostrate, Master of the Revels to Theseus); Dick Powell (Lysander, in love with Hermia); Ross Alexander (Demetrius, in love with Hermia); Olivia de Haviland [i.e. DeHavilland] (Hermia, in love with Lysander); Jean Muir (Helena, in love with Demetrius); Grant Mitchell (Egeus, father to Hermia); Frank McHugh (Quince, the carpenter); Dewey Robinson (Snug, the joiner); James Cagney (Bottom, the weaver); Joe E. Brown (Flute, the bellows-mender); Hugh Herbert (Snout, the tinker); Otis Harlan (Starveling, the tailor); Arthur Treacher (epilogue, Ninny's tomb), Victor Jory (Oberon, King of the fairies); Anita Louise (Titania, Queen of the fairies); Nini Theilade (Fairie, attending Titania); Mickey Rooney (Puck, or Robin Goodfellow, a fairy); Katherine Frey (Pease-Blossom); Helen Westcott (Cobweb); Fred Sale, Jr. (Moth); Billy Barty (Mustard-Seed); Sheila Brown (Indian prince); Sara Haden (Bottom's wife).
Other Titles: Midsummer night's dream (Motion picture : 1935)
Responsibility: Warner Bros. Pictures, Inc. ; a Max Reinhardt production ; executive producers, Jack L. Warner and Hal B. Wallis ; directors, Max Reinhardt, William Dieterle ; arranged for the screen by Charles Kenyon and Mary C. McCall, Jr. ; continuity, Fred Applegate.


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