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Sir Laurence Olivier in the 1936 film adaption of "As You Like It"

Sir Laurence Olivier in the 1936 film adaption of

"As You Like It" is a 1936 British film, directed by Paul Czinner and starring Laurence Olivier as Orlando and Elisabeth Bergner as Rosalind. It is based on William Shakespeare's play of the same name. It was Laurence Olivier's first performance of Shakespeare on screen.

It was the final film of stage actors Leon Quartermaine and Henry Ainley, and featured an early screen role for Ainley's son Richard as Sylvius, as well as for John Laurie, who played Orlando's brother Oliver. (Laurie would go on to co-star with Olivier in the three Shakespeare films that Olivier directed.)

Bergner had previously played the role of Rosalind in her native Germany and her German accent is apparent in most of her scenes.

Information source: Wikipedia.com - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/As_You_Like_It_(1936_film)

Image Source:  Circulating Collection, Print and Picture Collection, Free Library of Philadelphia. Subject: "As You Like it" -- Shakespeare.

Original image source: Twentieth-Century Fox, Film Corp.,1936

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