• Release Date: October 8, 1968
  • Run Time: 2 hr 18 min
  • Rating: PG
  • Cast: Leonard Whiting, Olivia Hussey, Milo O'Shea
  • Director: Franco Zeffirelli
  • Genre: Romance

Synopsis: In the Italian city of Verona, the Montague and the Capulet families are perpetually feuding. When Romeo (Leonard Whiting), a handsome young Montague, disregards convention by attending a Capulet ball, he falls in love with the beautiful Juliet (Olivia Hussey), a Capulet. After a brief courtship, the two elope, creating even greater tension between their families. Italian director Franco Zeffirelli's film is considered one of the best screen versions of Shakespeare's classic love story.