Romeo and Juliet (1908 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.

Romeo and Juliet
Tybalt and Mercutio duel
Directed byJ. Stuart Blackton
Based onRomeo and Juliet
by William Shakespeare
StarringPaul Panzer
Florence Lawrence
Distributed byVitagraph Studios
Release date
June 6, 1908 (United States)
CountryUnited States
LanguageSilent film

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

It is now considered lost.


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