A Midsummer Night's Dream



  • Runtime

    117 min
  • Year of Presentation

  • Year of Production

  • Director

    Wilhelm Dieterle, Max Reinhardt
  • Cast

    James Cagney, Dick Powell, Olivia De Havilland, Mickey Rooney
  • Production Company

  • Berlinale Section

  • Berlinale Category

Biography Wilhelm Dieterle

Born July 15, 1893 in Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany. William Dieterle had acted in his first film in 1913, it was six more years before he made another one. In that year he was noticed by producer/director/designer/impresario Max Reinhardt, the most influential proponent of expressionism in theater. Dieterle had acted in nearly 20 movies before he also began directing in 1923. With his wife Charlotte Hagenbruch he started his own film production. By 1930, however, he had emigrated to the US and through the 1940s Dieterle moved around among Hollywood's studios. In 1958 he returned to Germany and directed a few films there and in Italy before retiring in 1965. He later died on December 8th, 1972 in Ottobrunn, Bavaria, Germany

Filmography Wilhelm Dieterle

1930 Der Tanz geht weiter | 1930 The Way of All Men | 1931 and Die heilige Flamme | 1931 The Last Flight | 1936 The Story of Louis Pasteur | 1936 The Story of Louis Pasteur | 1937 The Life of Emile Zola | 1937 The Life of Emile Zola | 1938 Blockade | 1939 Juarez | 1939 The Hunchback of Notre Dame | 1945 Jennifer Jones: Love Letters | 1946 Duel in the Sun | 1948 Portrait of Jennie | 1948 Portrait of Jennie

Biography Max Reinhardt

Born September 9, 1873 in Baden, Austria-Hungary, Max Reinhardt directed his first movie, Sumurûn in 1910. He also made two films, Die Insel der Seligen (Isle of the Blessed) and Eine venezianische Nacht (Venetian Nights) released in 1913 and 1914. Max founded the Salzburger festivals in 1920 with the play "Jedermann", the festivals are still existing today and very popular. He became the most important German theater maker of the early 20th century. 

Filmography Max Reinhardt

1910 Sumurûn | 1913 Die Insel der Seligen | 1914 A Venetian Night