A Midsummer Night's Dream

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OSCAR WINNER: Best Cinematography Best Editing Love is blind, fickle and true. And under the sway of capricious fairies it becomes blinder ( a queen romances a donkey), more fickle (best friends swoon over each other's beau) and truest of all... read more
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OSCAR WINNER: Best Cinematography Best Editing Love is blind, fickle and true. And under the sway of capricious fairies it becomes blinder ( a queen romances a donkey), more fickle (best friends swoon over each other's beau) and truest of all (lovers repledge their devotion). "Lord, what fools these mortals be!" Now, until the break of day, Through this house each fairy stray. Academy Award winners James Cagney and Olivia de Havilland front an all-star cast in this 1935 adaptation of Shakespeare's classic romantic comedy of the one night each year when magic infuses the world of humans, fairies walk among men and love will change the order of all things in a "A Midsummer Night's Dream." Nominated for the "Best Picture" Oscar, this classic film did pick up Academy Awards for "Best Cinematography" and for "Best Editing."

Original Release

10/30/1935

US Release

10/30/1935

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Cast

Ian Hunter Theseus - Duke of Athens / Theseus
Verree Teasdale Hippolyta - Queen of the Amazons - Betrothed to Theseus / Hippolyta
Hobart Cavanaugh Philostrate - Master of Revels to Theseus / Philostrate
Dick Powell Lysander - In Love with Hermia / Lysander
Ross Alexander Demetrius - In Love with Hermia / Demetrius
Olivia de Havilland Hermia - In Love with Lysander / Hermia
Jean Muir Helena - In Love with Demetrius / Helena
Grant Mitchell Egeus - Father to Hermia / Egeus
Frank McHugh Quince - the Carpenter / Quince
Dewey Robinson Snug - the Joiner / Snug
(see additional cast & crew)

Directors

Max Reinhardt, William Dieterle

Writers

Charles Kenyon, Mary C. McCall Jr., William Shakespeare

Cast

Ian Hunter Theseus - Duke of Athens / Theseus
Verree Teasdale Hippolyta - Queen of the Amazons - Betrothed to Theseus / Hippolyta
Hobart Cavanaugh Philostrate - Master of Revels to Theseus / Philostrate
Dick Powell Lysander - In Love with Hermia / Lysander
Ross Alexander Demetrius - In Love with Hermia / Demetrius
Olivia de Havilland Hermia - In Love with Lysander / Hermia
Jean Muir Helena - In Love with Demetrius / Helena
Grant Mitchell Egeus - Father to Hermia / Egeus
Frank McHugh Quince - the Carpenter / Quince
Dewey Robinson Snug - the Joiner / Snug
James Cagney Bottom - the Weaver / Bottom
Joe E. Brown Flute - the Bellows-Mender / Flute
Hugh Herbert Snout - the Tinker / Snout, the Tinker
Otis Harlan Starveling - the Tailor / Starveling
Arthur Treacher Epilogue
Mickey Rooney Puck or Robin Goodfellow - a Fairy / Puck
Billy Barty Mustard-Seed
Victor Jory Oberon - King of the Fairies / Oberon
Anita Louise Titania - Queen of the Fairies / Titania
Helen Westcott Cobweb

Producers

Jack L. Warner Executive Producer
Hal B. Wallis Executive Producer
Henry Blanke Producer

Editors

Ralph Dawson

1936 Oscar Best Picture Nominated
1936 Oscar Best Cinematography Won
1936 Oscar Best Film Editing Won
1936 Oscar Best Assistant Director Nominated
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