<i>A Midsummer Night’s Dream</i>. 1935. USA. Directed by Max Reinhardt, William (Wilhelm) Dieterle
  • A Midsummer Night’s Dream

    1935. USA. Max Reinhardt, William (Wilhelm) Dieterle. 137 min.

Monday, April 8, 2013, 4:30 p.m.

Theater 1 (The Roy and Niuta Titus Theater 1), T1

  • A Midsummer Night’s Dream

    1935. USA. Directed by Max Reinhardt, William (Wilhelm) Dieterle. With James Cagney, Dick Powell, Joe E. Brown, Olivia de Havilland, Mickey Rooney. The great theatrical impresario, Reinhardt, had dabbled in silents, but this adaptation of Shakespeare was his only sound film. He had exerted an enormous influence on the look of Weimar cinema through people like F. W. Murnau, who had been his assistant. Cinematographer Hal Mohr won an Oscar for the Reinhardt-influenced lighting effects in this film, and Dieterle—who had been a Reinhardt disciple and Weimar director, in effect discovering Marlene Dietrich years before Josef von Sternberg—became a major director in America, where he had relocated in 1930. 137 min.

In the Film exhibition The Weimar Touch

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