Plot & Details
This film version of the famed Shakespearean comedy features Laurence Olivier as Orlando and Elisabeth Bergner as Rosalind. As the story goes, Rosalind, smitten by Orlando and not able to get his attention, disguises herself as a boy to more easily remain in Orlando's vicinity. Eventually Orlando grows to like his new friend and Rosalind is stuck playing a boy with a boy with whom she'd rather be a girl. Confusing? Maybe only Shakespeare could come up with the idea, but director Paul Czinner does a fine job executing the concept.
- MPAA Rating: Not Rated
- Genre(s): Comedy,Drama,Romance
- Run Time: 96min.
- Theatrical Release Date: 11/05/1950
- DVD Release Date: 07/20/1999
- Distributor(s): 20th Century Fox
- Director(s): Paul Czinner
- Starring: Henry Ainley , Felix Aylmer , Stuart Robertson , Leon Quartermaine , Austin Trevor
- Themes: Assumed Identities,Gender-Bending
- Tone: Sentimental,Elegant,Bright,Madcap,Merry
- Keywords: assumed-identity,crush,gender
- Language: English