Country United States
|Language Silent (English intertitles)|
Director John W. NobleFrancis X. Bushman
Release date October 19, 1916
Writer William Shakespeare (play), John Arthur (scenario), Rudolph De Cordova (scenario), John W. Noble (scenario)
Romeo and Juliet is a lost 1916 American silent film based on William Shakespeare's play, Romeo and Juliet. John W. Noble is credited as director and Francis X. Bushman and Beverly Bayne star as the lovers. This film was produced in 1916, the 300th anniversary of Shakespeare's death, and was released amongst many other commemorations of the "Bard".
This film was produced and released in direct competition with another film, Romeo and Juliet produced by William Fox, starring Theda Bara, and released three days later. Bushman later claimed, in an interview, that he went to see the Theda Bara version and was shocked to see that Fox had added some intertitles from the Metro version.
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ReferencesRomeo and Juliet (1916 Metro Pictures film) Wikipedia
Romeo and Juliet (1916 Metro Pictures film) IMDb