Big film studio version of the Shakespearean play. Even though their families are feuding, Romeo and Juliet fall in love and secretly marry. Romeo gets in a fight and kills Tybalt, resulting in his banishment from Verona. When her parents insist that she marry Paris, Juliet and the friar devise a plan that she hopes will make things right.
Originally released as a motion picture in 1936.
Special features: "Master Will Shakespeare," a short biography directed by Jacques Tournier (11 min., b&w, 1936) ; cartoon "Little Cheeser" ; theatrical trailer.
Director of photography, William Daniels ; editor, Margaret Booth ; music, Herbert Stothart.
Norma Shearer, Leslie Howard, John Barrymore, Edna May Oliver, Basil Rathbone, C. Aubrey Smith, Andy Devine.
DVD, region 1; Dolby digital mono.
In English with optional French or Portuguese subtitles and English subtitles for the hearing impaired.
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