Romeo and Juliet (1908 film)

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Romeo and Juliet
Directed by J. Stuart Blackton
Starring Paul Panzer
Florence Lawrence
Distributed by Vitagraph Studios
Release date(s)
  • 1908 (1908)
Country United States
Language Silent

The first ever American film version of William Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet was a silent film short made in 1908 made by Vitagraph Studios. Directed by J. Stuart Blackton, it was filmed in Central Park in Manhattan, New York.

The film starred Paul Panzer as Romeo and Florence Lawrence as Juliet. Other performers included John G. Adolfi, Harry Solter, Louise Carver, Florence Turner, and Charles Chapman.

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