Romanoff and Juliet (film)

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Romanoff and Juliet
Poster of the movie Romanoff and Juliet.jpg
Film poster
Directed by Peter Ustinov
Produced by Peter Ustinov
Walter Thompson
Written by Peter Ustinov
Starring Peter Ustinov
Cinematography Robert Krasker
Edited by Renzo Lucidi
Pavla Productions
Distributed by Universal International
Release dates
  • June 8, 1961 (1961-06-08)
Running time
103 minutes
Country United States
Language English

Romanoff and Juliet is a 1961 American film adaptation of the play of the same name released by Universal Pictures. Peter Ustinov wrote the screenplay, directed, and starred in the film. It co-starred John Gavin as Igor and Sandra Dee as Juliet.


A vote in the United Nations is deadlocked. The deciding vote goes to the obscure European republic of Concordia, whose President abstains because he does not understand the issues at play.

Juliet Moulsworth is in love with a young man called Freddie. She goes to live in Concordia, where her father is ambassador. She falls in love with Igor Romanoff, the son of the Russian ambassador to Concordia.



Ustinov first performed the play in 1956.[1]

The film was shot in Italy.[2]


Ustinov was nominated for the Golden Bear at the 11th Berlin International Film Festival[3] and the Directors Guild of America Award for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Motion Pictures.


  1. ^ Ustinov Directing Self in Own Film: 'Romanoff and Juliet' Starts; an Interlude With Tina Louise Scheuer, Philip K. Los Angeles Times (1923-Current File) [Los Angeles, Calif] 09 June 1960: A13.
  2. ^ 'ROMANOFF' AND OTHER ITALIAN FILM MATTERS By ROBERT F. HAWKINS. New York Times (1923-Current file) [New York, N.Y] 24 July 1960: X5.
  3. ^ " Awards for Romanoff and Juliet". Retrieved 2010-01-24. 

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