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 Walter Thompson
Written by Peter Ustinov
Starring Peter Ustinov
Sandra Dee
John Gavin
Music by Mario Nascimbene
Cinematography Robert Krasker
Edited by Renzo Lucidi
Pavla Productions
Distributed by Universal Pictures
Release date
  • 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 Romanoff and Juliet, which was itself loosely based on Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare, 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 being courted by 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.



The film was shot in Italy.[1]


Ustinov was nominated for the Golden Bear at the 11th Berlin International Film Festival[2] and the Directors Guild of America Award for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Motion Pictures.


  1. ^ 'ROMANOFF' AND OTHER ITALIAN FILM MATTERS By ROBERT F. HAWKINS. New York Times (1923-Current file) [New York, N.Y] 24 July 1960: X5.
  2. ^ "PROGRAMME 1961". Archived from the original on November 9, 2013. Retrieved 7 June 2014. 

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