Internet Shakespeare Editions

Shakespeare in Performance: Film

Romeo and Juliet (1949)

TitleRomeo and Juliet
Release LocationsUSA
Length1 hrs
Play ConnectionsRomeo and Juliet (abridgment)


There was a stir of excitement in the advanced publicity over the fact that the play was to be televised in an "arena theater" setting. The plan was to have four cameras, two looking down and two at eye level, with the possibility of switching to a back view

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

RomeoKevin McCarthy
JulietPatricia Breslin
ParisHerbert Evers
MontagueBob Bolger
CapuletWilliam Post
MercutioRobert Gerringer
BenvolioTodd Andrews

Production Team and Crew Overview

ProducerWarren Wade
ProductionAlbert McCleery

Production information courtesy of: Kenneth Rothwell