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Peer Gynt (1941)

Gynt, a complete opposite of a hero, is banished from his village for his (in)actions. He then travels the world with more or less the same result.

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Peer Gynt
Betty Hanisee ...
Aase
Mrs. Hubert Hyde ...
Old Woman
Lucielle Powell ...
Kari
Sue Straub ...
Old Woman
Charles Paetow ...
Aslak
Katharine Bradley ...
Solveig
Morris Wilson ...
Haegstad
George B. Moll ...
Drunk / Bedouian Chief
Betty Barton ...
Ingrid
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Rose Andrews ...
Anitra
Alice Badgerow ...
Cowherd Girl
Anty Ball ...
Cowherd Girl
Thomas A. Blair ...
Button Moulder / Thin Person
David Bradley ...
Herr Trumpeterstraale / Bailiff
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Gynt, a complete opposite of a hero, is banished from his village for his (in)actions. He then travels the world with more or less the same result.

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Feature film debut of Charlton Heston. See more »

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Version of Cameo Theatre: Peer Gynt: Part 1 (1952) See more »

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Peer Gynt Suite
Composed by Edvard Grieg
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This is weird...and the leading man...that's even stranger!
30 October 2011 | by See all my reviews

This is a short film from the collection "Unseen Cinema: Early American Avant-Garde Film 1894-1941". What makes this one stand apart is the unknown actor in the lead. It's none other than a 17 year-old Charlton Heston--yes THE Charlton Heston in an art film! What's also interesting about this is that despite being a very short film, it has a cast larger than many full-length films!! As far as the story goes, it's mostly silent (with some intertitle cards and some nearly incomprehensible words here and there)--accompanied by music from Grieg's "Peer Gynt". And, frankly, I had no idea what was going on at the time. It's all very artsy and strange--with some freaky masks and costumes. It's the sort of thing you just have to see to believe. Certainly not an auspicious beginning for Heston--but also a fascinating curio to say the least!


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