Director: George Cukor
Starring: Norma Shearer, Leslie Howard, John Barrymore
MGM brings to the silver screen the most highly adored love story ever penned by an English author in Romeo and Juliet. Produced with the mindset of being a prestige picture for the acclaimed Hollywood studio, this adaptation of the Shakespearean classic contains all the attributes brought to the minds of the most common American audience member. Willed into production by MGM’s golden boy producer, Irving Thalberg, Romeo and Juliet was not intended to be a massive hit at the box office, but rather a picture that flexed the muscles of the only studio that thought they could do justice the classic tale by William Shakespeare.
|The scope of the detail in a scene between the two rival families.|
|The balcony scene.|