Romeo and Juliet (1916 Metro Pictures film)

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Romeo and Juliet
Romeo and Juliet 1916 2.jpg
Francis X. Bushman and Beverly Bayne from an ad for the film
Directed by John W. Noble
Francis X. Bushman
Produced by Maxwell Karger
Written by William Shakespeare (play)
John Arthur (scenario)
Starring Francis X. Bushman
Beverly Bayne
Music by Irene Berg
Samuel Berg
Cinematography R. J. Bergquist
Quality Pictures Corporation
Distributed by Metro Pictures
Release dates October 19, 1916
Running time 8 reels
Country  United States
Language Silent
English intertitles

Romeo and Juliet is a lost 1916 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.[1] [2]



  1. ^ The American Film Institute Catalog Feature Films: 1911-20 by The American Film Institute, c1988
  2. ^ Romeo and Juliet at database

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