A retired professor has returned to his estate to live with his beautiful young wife, Yelena. The estate originally belonged to his first wife, now deceased; her mother and brother still ... See full summary »

Director:

Writers:

(play), (translation)
Reviews
Nominated for 1 Primetime Emmy. See more awards »

Photos

Add Image Add an image

Do you have any images for this title?

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Three Sisters (1970)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

Olga, Masha, and Irina Prozoroff lead lonely and purposeless lives following the death of their father who has commanded the local army post. Olga attempts to find satisfaction in teaching ... See full summary »

Directors: Laurence Olivier, John Sichel
Stars: Jeanne Watts, Joan Plowright, Louise Purnell
Uncle Vanya (TV Movie 1967)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Director: Laurence Olivier
Stars: Michael Redgrave, Max Adrian, Wynne Clark
Uncle Vanya (1957)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

A retired professor has returned to his estate to live with his beautiful young wife, Yelena. The estate originally belonged to his first wife, now deceased; her mother and brother still ... See full summary »

Directors: John Goetz, Franchot Tone
Stars: Franchot Tone, Clarence Derwent, Dolores Dorn
Dyadya Vanya (1971)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

A retired professor has returned to his estate to live with his beautiful young wife, Yelena. The estate originally belonged to his first wife, now deceased; her mother and brother still ... See full summary »

Director: Andrey Konchalovskiy
Stars: Irina Anisimova-Wulf, Sergey Bondarchuk, Irina Kupchenko
Term of Trial (1962)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

Graham Weir is an alcoholic schoolteacher whose criminal record for refusing to fight during the Second World War has prevented him from progressing further in his teaching career. He is ... See full summary »

Director: Peter Glenville
Stars: Laurence Olivier, Simone Signoret, Sarah Miles
Drama | History | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  

A noblewoman doomed to a loveless marriage falls into a scandalous affair with the dashing Lord Byron.

Director: Robert Bolt
Stars: Sarah Miles, Jon Finch, Richard Chamberlain
The Rehearsal (1974)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  
Director: Jules Dassin
Stars: Melina Mercouri, Mikis Theodorakis, Olympia Dukakis
Comedy | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

Ivan Kouznetsoff, a Russian engineer, recounts during World War II his stay in England prior to the war working on a new propeller for ice-breaking ships. Naïve about British people and ... See full summary »

Director: Anthony Asquith
Stars: Laurence Olivier, Penelope Dudley-Ward, Marjorie Fielding
Crime | Drama | Film-Noir
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

Alec Graham is sentenced to death for the murder of his girlfriend Jennie, with whom he spent a weekend at the English country home of the parents of his friend Brian Stanford. Alec's ... See full summary »

Director: Joseph Losey
Stars: Michael Redgrave, Ann Todd, Leo McKern
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

An egocentric artillery captain and his venomous wife engage in savage unremitting battles in their isolated island fortress of the coast of Sweden at the turn of the century. Alice, a ... See full summary »

Director: David Giles
Stars: Laurence Olivier, Geraldine McEwan, Robert Lang
Othello (1965)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

A general's marriage is destroyed when a vengeful lieutenant convinces him that his new wife has been unfaithful.

Director: Stuart Burge
Stars: Laurence Olivier, Frank Finlay, Robert Lang
Comedy | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

A young couple decide to marry under the condition that they agree never to disagree. That agreement is soon put to the test when the husband finds himself attracted to a beautiful young woman.

Director: Cyril Gardner
Stars: Gloria Swanson, Laurence Olivier, John Halliday
Edit

Cast

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

Storyline

A retired professor has returned to his estate to live with his beautiful young wife, Yelena. The estate originally belonged to his first wife, now deceased; her mother and brother still live there and manage the farm. For many years the brother (Uncle Vanya) has sent the farm's proceeds to the professor, while receiving only a small salary himself. Sonya, the professor's daughter, who is about the same age as his new wife, also lives on the estate. The professor is pompous, vain, and irritable. He calls the doctor (Astrov) to treat his gout, only to send him away without seeing him. Astrov is an experienced physician who performs his job conscientiously, but has lost all idealism and spends much of his time drinking. The presence of Yelena introduces a bit of sexual tension into the household. Astrov and Uncle Vanya both fall in love with Yelena; she spurns them both. Meanwhile, Sonya is in love with Astrov, who fails even to notice her. Finally, when the professor announces he wants... Written by Appelsia

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Drama

Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

20 November 1963 (UK)  »

Also Known As:

Vanja-eno  »

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

Brilliant

Contrary to DRN5's critique of the 1963 filmed stage production of Uncle Vanya this production is so masterfully close to Chekov's intent, with Olivier and Redgrave at their all time best. No American copies exist. But there is a video version available in the UK.


1 of 2 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:
?