Romeo and Juliet (1908 film)

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Romeo and Juliet
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Tybalt and Mercutio duel
Directed by J. Stuart Blackton
Based on Romeo and Juliet
by William Shakespeare
Starring Paul Panzer
Florence Lawrence
Distributed by Vitagraph Studios
Release date
June 6, 1908 (United States)
Country United States
Language Silent film

The first 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 at Bethesda Terrace in Manhattan, New York.

The film starred Paul Panzer as Romeo and Florence Lawrence as Juliet.

It is now considered Lost.


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