The Boys from Syracuse (film)

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The Boys from Syracuse
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Film poster
Directed by A. Edward Sutherland
Produced by Jules Levey
Written by William Shakespeare (play)
Paul Girard Smith (screenplay)
Charles Grayson
Starring Allan Jones
Cinematography Joseph A. Valentine
Edited by Milton Carruth
Distributed by Universal Pictures
Release dates
  • August 9, 1940 (1940-08-09)
Running time
73 minutes
Country United States
Language English

The Boys from Syracuse is a 1940 American musical film directed by A. Edward Sutherland, based on a stage musical by Richard Rodgers and Lorenz Hart, which in turn was based on the play The Comedy of Errors by William Shakespeare. It was nominated for two Academy Awards; one for Best Visual Effects (John P. Fulton, Bernard B. Brown, Joe Lapis) and one for Best Art Direction (Jack Otterson).[1][2]



  1. ^ "The 13th Academy Awards (1941) Nominees and Winners". Retrieved 2011-08-12. 
  2. ^ "NY Times: The Boys from Syracuse". NY Times. Retrieved 2008-12-12. 

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