MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Down 11,051 this week

Uncle Vanya (1963)

 -  Drama  -  20 November 1963 (UK)
7.3
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 7.3/10 from 91 users  
Reviews: 10 user

Add a Plot

Director:

Writers:

(play), (translation)
0Check in
0Share...

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 25 titles
created 01 Jan 2012
 
list image
a list of 75 titles
created 03 Feb 2012
 
a list of 57 titles
created 13 May 2012
 
list image
a list of 79 titles
created 14 Sep 2012
 
a list of 2171 titles
created 6 months ago
 

Search for "Uncle Vanya" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Uncle Vanya (1963)

Uncle Vanya (1963) on IMDb 7.3/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Uncle Vanya.
Nominated for 1 Primetime Emmy. See more awards »
Edit

Cast

Credited cast:
...
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Max Adrian ...
Lewis Casson ...
Fay Compton ...
...
Robert Lang ...
Yefim
...
...
...
Marina, the nurse
Edit

Storyline

Add Full Plot | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Drama

Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

20 November 1963 (UK)  »

Also Known As:

Uncle Vanya  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

In the U.S., the film premiered on television, not in theatres. This made it eligible for Emmy Awards rather than Oscars. See more »

Connections

Version of Onkel Vanja (1971) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
A classic production of a major work of world theatre
14 December 2005 | by (Connecticut, USA) – See all my reviews

Olivier's production of Chekhov's masterpiece is rightly famous. In addition to following Constance Garnet's beautiful translation of the play faithfully and staging the play carefully (albeit in a traditional fashion), Olivier, who plays Astrov (the Doctor, who, as in all Chekhov's plays, represents the playwright himself) assembled a stellar cast of actors: Joan Plowright is a perfect Sonia and Rosemary Harris a subtle Yelena. The older characters are filled out by some giants of the 20th century English stage, including Max Adrian, Lewis Casson, and Casson's wife, the magnificent Dame Sybil Thorndike as the Nurse. Topping the list, of course, is a fine performance by Michael Redgrave in the title role. Olivier and his actors are able to evoke the classic Chekhovian mood from the opening and carry it through smoothly and warmly until the end. The result gives the viewer a gentle and bittersweet view into "country life" (see Chekhov's subtitle) and how people waste the gift of life with petty complaints rather than taking charge of it. This production is a perfect introduction to Chekhov and should be seen by all who love theatre.


7 of 7 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
How could I watch this? KFL
Discuss Uncle Vanya (1963) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?