The Lovers of Verona

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  • Genre(s):Drama
  • Release year: 1949
  • Running time: 105 min
Les amants de Vérone (The Lovers Of Verona) is a 1949 French film directed by André Cayatte and loosely based on the William Shakespeare play, Romeo and Juliet. The film was a joint project of screenwriter Jacques Prevert and director Andre Cayatte...read more

Les amants de Vérone (The Lovers Of Verona) is a 1949 French film directed by André Cayatte and loosely based on the William Shakespeare play, Romeo and Juliet. The film was a joint project of screenwriter Jacques Prevert and director Andre Cayatte and enjoyed great international success. it was released in Italy in 1949, then internationally in 1951. This time the story is set in post war Italy and involves Angelo, a glass-blower from Murano, and Georgia Maglia, the daughter of a fascist magistrate. Angelo and Georgia are thrown together when they become stand-ins for the stars of a film version of Romeo and Juliet being shot on location in Venice. Inevitably they fall in love and their affair parallels the Shakespeare tragedy. The principal difficulty is the scheming of Rafaële, the Magia family's ruthless consigliere. In the end, Angelo is killed and Georgia dies at his side.

Original Release

03/07/1949

US Release

03/11/1951

Cast

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Directors

André Cayatte

Writers

André Cayatte, William Shakespeare, Jacques Prévert

Cast

Producers

Editors

Christian Gaudin

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