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A Midsummer Night's Dream

Author: Prod Co: Warner Bros Pictures.William DieterleWarner Bros Pictures.Dick PowellJames CagneyAll authors
Publisher: Hollywood Classics via Roadshow, 1935.
Edition/Format:   DVD video : Videocassette : English
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This is an intriguing mix of art and kitsch, of European sensibility - Reinhardt's overall conception and design - and a Hollywood studio's pursuit of prestige through the popularisation of a great work. The production design, photography, special effects, music and choreography are impressive and often combine for memorably magical effect. The all-star cast is more contentious although there is general if not  Read more...
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Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Prod Co: Warner Bros Pictures.; William Dieterle; Warner Bros Pictures.; Dick Powell; James Cagney; Max Reinhardt; Hal Mohr; Mickey Rooney; Joe E Brown; William Shakespeare
OCLC Number: 779983179
Notes: Note: Based on the play by William Shakespeare.
Credits: Credits: Producer, Max Reinhardt ; directors, Max Reinhardt, WilliamDieterle ; script, Charles Kenyon, Mary McCall Jr. ; photography, HalMohr ; art design, Anton Grot ; editor, Ralph Dawson ; music, ErichWolfgang Korngold.
Performer(s): Cast: James Cagney, Joe E. Brown, Dick Powell, Mickey Rooney,Victor Jory, Olivia de Haviland.
Description: 1 DVD (117 min.) : sound,black and white/monochrome ; 4 3/4 in.
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This is an intriguing mix of art and kitsch, of European sensibility - Reinhardt's overall conception and design - and a Hollywood studio's pursuit of prestige through the popularisation of a great work. The production design, photography, special effects, music and choreography are impressive and often combine for memorably magical effect. The all-star cast is more contentious although there is general if not universal agreement about the success of the comic parts - Cagney as Bottom, Joe E. Brown as Flute, Rooney as Puck, Hugh Herbert as Snout - and of Victor Jory as the saturnine Oberon.

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