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25 August 1941 (USA) See more »
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. | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order)

Charlton Heston ... 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

Francis X. Bushman ... (1965 rerelease) (voice)
Robert Cooper ... Man in Mourning
Alan Eckhart ... Mads Moen
Roy Eggert Jr. ... Dovre-King / Mons. Ballon / Priest
Alan Heston ... Ugly Urchin
Rod Maynard ... Lad
Warren McKenzie ... MacPherson
Sarah Merrill ... Woman in Green, as a Hag
Audrey Wedlock ... Woman in Green
Jane Wilimovsky ... Old Woman
John Jerrard ... Troll (uncredited)

Directed by
David Bradley 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
David Bradley 
Henrik Ibsen  play

Produced by
David Bradley .... producer
Cinematography by
David Bradley 
Robert Cooper 
Richard Roth 
Costume Design by
Sally Hyde 

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100 min
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Feature film debut of Charlton Heston.See more »
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18 out of 23 people found the following review useful.
Gem of a Film, 10 August 2007
Author: whpratt1 from United States

Recently visited the home of Edvard Greig's home in Norway and always remembered his "Peer Gynt Suite" from music appreciation in school, especially the "Morning" song. This is an outstanding 1941 film starring a very young Charlton Heston, (Peer Gynt) around the age of 15 or 17 years of age and a great gem of a film that I have never seen before. The entire story of Peer Gynt along with the musical score by Edvard Greig is portrayed with great acting by Charlton Heston and a great cast of outstanding actors. The character of Peer Gynt is nothing you would be proud of and he was a reckless heartless individual who treated all women very poorly and only in a sexual way. In other words, Peer Gynt was a love'em and leave'em type of person who only thought of himself and no one else. Peer Gynt travels the entire world seeking fortunes and lost causes and finally comes home to Norway and settles down. The film location for this film was in Northern Illinois and Wisconsin Dells, Wisconsin, and you have to read English Titles throughout the film. Enjoy.

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