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Romanoff and Juliet (1961, Peter Ustinov)

TitleRomanoff and Juliet
Release LocationsUSA
DirectorPeter Ustinov
MediumColor video
Length1 hrs, 52 mins
Audiencegeneral public
Play ConnectionsRomeo and Juliet (derivative)


A loose adaptation of Romeo and Juliet that puts the ancient tale of the Capulet-Montague feud in the context of recent Cold War politics. Originally a 1957 Broadway stage play. Location shots filmed in Italy

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

Randle WixJohn Alderton
PatriarchEdward Atienza
CastStrelsa Brown
CookMoura Budberg
Chief ExecutiveThomas Chalmers
JosephRenato Chiantoni
Maria ZlotochienkoSuzanne Cloutier
Customs ManBooth Colman
Juliet MoulsworthSandra Dee
SpyCarl Don
Igor RomanoffJohn Gavin
OttoPeter Jones
CastGinpaolo Maffei
Hooper MoulsworthJohn Phillips
PresidentTonio Selwart
Evdokia RomanoffTamara Shayne
Beulah MoulsworthAlix Talton
Vadim RomanoffAkim Tamiroff
The GeneralPeter Ustinov
Freddie Van Der StuytRik Von Nutter

Production Team and Crew Overview

DirectorPeter Ustinov
ProducerPeter Ustinov
EditorRenzo Lucidi
ComposerMario Naicimbene
ScreenplayPeter Ustinov
CostumesMiloslav Hajek
LightingVaclav Hanus
SoundSash Fisher
PhotographyRobert Krasker
ProductionAlexander Trauner

Production information courtesy of: Kenneth Rothwell