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Shakespeare in Performance: Film

Bromo and Juliet (1926, Leo McCarey)

TitleBromo and Juliet
Release LocationsUSA
DirectorLeo McCarey
MediumBlack & white video
Length20 mins
Audiencegeneral public
Play ConnectionsRomeo and Juliet (parody)


In this travesty of Romeo and Juliet, a young lady attempts to put on an amateur performance of Romeo and Juliet with her reluctant boy friend as Romeo. It has little or nothing to do with Shakespeare's play in any other sense. The casting of Oliver Hardy as a chauffeur is interesting. Typical Hal Roach comedy style of the Twenties

Description from Shakespeare on Screen : an International Filmography and Videography by Kenneth S. Rothwell and Annabelle Henkin Melzer. ©1990 Kenneth S. Rothwell. Cited by permission. — Added 2008-11-14

Cast Overview

CastCharley Chase
CastOliver Hardy
FatherWilliam Orlamond
GirlCorliss Palmer

Production Team and Crew Overview

DirectorLeo McCarey
ProducerHal Roach

Production information courtesy of: Kenneth Rothwell