Directors: Czinner, Paul
Cast: Laurence Olivier, Elisabeth Bergner
UK 1937 | Black & white | 92 mins
Avaliable on: 35mm
Featuring the best of British talent from the 1930s, As You Like It stars a brooding young Olivier in his first Shakespearean role on screen, with David Lean editing and Jack Cardiff on camera. Czinner directed his wife, Elisabeth Bergner, as a charming tomboyish Rosalind, alongside heavyweights of British theatre Leon Quartermaine as Jacques and Henry Ainley as the Duke. The magical Forest of Arden, created by renowned art director Lazare Meerson, is a merry fantasy world where wit and romantic repartee sparkle against William Walton’s elegant score.