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A Midsummer Night's Dream (1935)

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133 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Romance

Theseus, Duke of Athens, is going to marry Hyppolyta, Queen of the Amazons. Demetrius is engaged with Hermia, but Hermia loves Lysander. Helena loves Demetrius. Oberon and Titania, of the kingdom of fairies have a slight quarrel about ...See moreTheseus, Duke of Athens, is going to marry Hyppolyta, Queen of the Amazons. Demetrius is engaged with Hermia, but Hermia loves Lysander. Helena loves Demetrius. Oberon and Titania, of the kingdom of fairies have a slight quarrel about whether or not the boy Titania is raising will join Titania's band or Oberon's, so Oberon tries to get him from her by using some magic. But they're not alone in that forest.Lysander and Hermina have there a rendezvous, Helena and Demetrius are there, too as well as some actors, who are practicing a play for the ongoing wedding of Theseus and Hippolyta. Due to some misunderstandings by Puck, the whole thing becomes a little bit confused... Written by Stephan Eichenberg See less
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Writers
William Shakespeare (by) | Charles Kenyon (arranged for the screen by) | Mary C. McCall Jr. (arranged for the screen by)
Cinematographer
Hal Mohr (photography)
Editor
Ralph Dawson (edited by)
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Updated Oct 9, 1935

Release date
Oct 30, 1935 (United States)

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35 cast members
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Ian Hunter
Theseus - Duke of Athens Theseus - Duke of Athens   See fewer
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Verree Teasdale
Hippolyta - Queen of the Amazons - Betrothed to Theseus Hippolyta - Queen of the Amazons - Betrothed to Theseus   See fewer
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Hobart Cavanaugh
Philostrate - Master of Revels to Theseus Philostrate - Master of Revels to Theseus   See fewer
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Dick Powell
Lysander - In Love with Hermia Lysander - In Love with Hermia   See fewer
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Ross Alexander
Demetrius - In Love with Hermia Demetrius - In Love with Hermia   See fewer
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Olivia de Havilland
Hermia - In Love with Lysander (as Olivia de Haviland) Hermia - In Love with Lysander (as Olivia de Haviland)   See fewer
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Jean Muir
Helena - In Love with Demetrius Helena - In Love with Demetrius   See fewer
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Grant Mitchell
Egeus - Father to Hermia Egeus - Father to Hermia   See fewer
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Frank McHugh
Quince - the Carpenter Quince - the Carpenter   See fewer
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Dewey Robinson
Snug - the Joiner Snug - the Joiner   See fewer
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James Cagney
Bottom - the Weaver Bottom - the Weaver   See fewer
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Joe E. Brown
Flute - the Bellows-Mender Flute - the Bellows-Mender   See fewer
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Hugh Herbert
Snout - the Tinker Snout - the Tinker   See fewer
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Otis Harlan
Starveling - the Tailor Starveling - the Tailor   See fewer
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Arthur Treacher
Epilogue Epilogue   See fewer
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Victor Jory
Oberon - King of the Fairies Oberon - King of the Fairies   See fewer
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Anita Louise
Titania - Queen of the Fairies Titania - Queen of the Fairies   See fewer
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Nini Theilade
Fairie - Attending Titania (as Nina Theilade) Fairie - Attending Titania (as Nina Theilade)   See fewer
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Mickey Rooney
Puck or Robin Goodfellow - a Fairy Puck or Robin Goodfellow - a Fairy   See fewer
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Katherine Frey
Pease-Blossom (as Fairie) Pease-Blossom (as Fairie)   See fewer
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Helen Westcott
Cobweb (as Fairie) Cobweb (as Fairie)   See fewer
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Fred Sale
Moth (as Fairie) Moth (as Fairie)   See fewer
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Billy Barty
Mustard-Seed (as Fairie) Mustard-Seed (as Fairie)   See fewer
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Sheila Brown
Indian Prince (uncredited) Indian Prince (uncredited)   See fewer
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Jackie Butler
Child (uncredited) Child (uncredited)   See fewer
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Carrie Daumery
Performance Audience Member (uncredited) Performance Audience Member (uncredited)   See fewer
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Carol Ellis
Titania (singing voice) (uncredited) Titania (singing voice) (uncredited)   See fewer
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Kay Frye
Attendant to Titania (uncredited) Attendant to Titania (uncredited)   See fewer
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Patsy Galloway
Attendant to Titania (uncredited) Attendant to Titania (uncredited)   See fewer
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Shep Houghton
Dancer (uncredited) Dancer (uncredited)   See fewer
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Joan Lott
Attendant to Titania (uncredited) Attendant to Titania (uncredited)   See fewer
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Rags Ragland
Acting Troupe Member (uncredited) Acting Troupe Member (uncredited)   See fewer
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Angelo Rossitto
Gnome (uncredited) Gnome (uncredited)   See fewer
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Donn Stokes
Child (uncredited) Child (uncredited)   See fewer
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Helen Wood
Lady of the Court (uncredited) Lady of the Court (uncredited)   See fewer
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7 / 10 | 2,768 votes