MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Down 10,876 this week

The Three Sisters (1966)

 |  Drama
6.9
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 6.9/10 from 47 users  
Reviews: 3 user

In a small Russian town at the turn of the century, three sisters (Olga, Irina, and Masha) and their brother Andrei live but dream daily of their return to their former home in Moscow, ... See full summary »

Director:

Writers:

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

IMDb Picks: April

Visit our IMDb Picks section to see our recommendations of movies and TV shows coming out in April.

Related News

Hamm Heading To The Stage
| WENN
Kevin McCarthy obituary
| The Guardian - Film News

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 5245 titles
created 29 May 2012
 
a list of 41 titles
created 30 Dec 2012
 
a list of 25 titles
created 13 Oct 2013
 
list image
a list of 131 titles
created 11 months ago
 
a list of 10 titles
created 3 months ago
 

Related Items

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: The Three Sisters (1966)

The Three Sisters (1966) on IMDb 6.9/10

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

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of The Three Sisters.

User Polls

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Nasty Habits (1977)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

In a Philadelphia convent, two nuns battle it out to be elected to the position of head abbess, and neither is about to let anything stand in the way of getting what she wants.

Director: Michael Lindsay-Hogg
Stars: Glenda Jackson, Melina Mercouri, Geraldine Page
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  

Plain, repressed spinster falls for a dashing young medical student, but he prefers the wilder life, until it's too late.

Director: Peter Glenville
Stars: Laurence Harvey, Geraldine Page, Rita Moreno
Certificate: GP Horror | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

A demented widow lures unsuspecting children into her mansion in a bizarre "Hansel and Gretel" twist.

Director: Curtis Harrington
Stars: Shelley Winters, Mark Lester, Chloe Franks
Certificate: M Crime | Drama | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

As Aunt Alice, Ruth Gordon applies for the job of housekeeper in the Tucson, Arizona home of widow Claire Marrable in order to find out what happened to a missing widowed friend, Edna ... See full summary »

Directors: Lee H. Katzin, Bernard Girard
Stars: Geraldine Page, Ruth Gordon, Rosemary Forsyth
Comedy | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

A woman lures emotionally crippled men into affairs, then helps them repair their lives.

Director: Robert Ellis Miller
Stars: Sandy Dennis, Anthony Newley, Theodore Bikel
The Fox (1967)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

Based on D.H. Lawrence's novella about two young women - sickly, chattering Jill Banford and quiet, strong Ellen March - who are trying, hopelessly, to run a chicken farm in Canada. A ... See full summary »

Director: Mark Rydell
Stars: Keir Dullea, Sandy Dennis, Anne Heywood
Crime | Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

Dave Burke is looking to hire two men to assist him in a bank raid: Earle Slater, a white ex-convict, and Johnny Ingram, a black gambler. Both are reluctant; but Burke arranges for Ingram's... See full summary »

Director: Robert Wise
Stars: Harry Belafonte, Robert Ryan, Gloria Grahame
The Balcony (1963)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

In a fictional country, the Madam of a brothel satisfies the erotic fantasies of her customers, while a revolution is sweeping the nation.

Director: Joseph Strick
Stars: Shelley Winters, Peter Falk, Lee Grant
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

A struggling author and his wife suddenly become wealthy and move to the suburbs. Divorced neighbor and "companion" aid marital misconstrual which almost culminates in a divorce.

Director: John Rich
Stars: Janet Leigh, Van Johnson, Shelley Winters
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

The experiences of a young female English teacher in an inner-city New York high school.

Director: Robert Mulligan
Stars: Patrick Bedford, Sandy Dennis, Eileen Heckart
Three Sisters (2001–2002)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

A man married his long-term girlfriend only to have her two sisters move in with them after the wedding ceremony for their own personal reasons.

Stars: Katherine LaNasa, Dyan Cannon, David Alan Basche
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

In this sequel to "Knock On Any Door", the residents of a Chicago tenement building band together to insure that the son of Nick Romano does not follow in his father's footsteps...to the electric chair.

Director: Philip Leacock
Stars: Burl Ives, Shelley Winters, James Darren
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
...
...
...
...
Gerald Hiken ...
David Paulsen ...
Albert Paulsen ...
...
...
...
John Harkins ...
Salem Ludwig ...
Tamara Daykarhanova ...
William Paul Burns ...
(as Bill Burns)
Edit

Storyline

In a small Russian town at the turn of the century, three sisters (Olga, Irina, and Masha) and their brother Andrei live but dream daily of their return to their former home in Moscow, where life is charming and stimulating meaningful. But for now they exist in a malaise of dissatisfaction. Soldiers from the local military post provide them some companionship and society, but nothing can suffice to replace Moscow in their hopes. Andrei marries a provincial girl, Natasha, and begins to settle into a life of much less meaning than he had hoped. Natasha begins to run the family her way. Masha, though married, yearns for the sophisticated life and begins a dalliance with Vershinin, an army officer with a sick and suicidal wife. Even Irina, the freshest, most optimistic of the sisters, begins to waver in her dreams until, finally, tragedy strikes. Written by Jim Beaver <jumblejim@prodigy.net>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Drama

Edit

Details

Country:

Language:


Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

James Tolkan's movie debut. See more »

Connections

Version of Three Sisters (1970) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Turn Down The Volume on Your TV
15 August 2002 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This taped version of the Actor's Studio Broadway production of Chekhov's play is a valuable record of an interesting, though variable performance. However, most of the actors project their voices as if they were still in the theater, so you'll need a good remote handy while watching.

This film features most of the original Broadway cast, with the exception of Sandy Dennis as Irina (originally played by Shirley Knight) and Shelley Winters as Natasha (originally played by Barbara Baxley). As both Knight and Baxley got the least good notices for their performances on stage, it's probably no surprise they aren't here.

Given the Actors Studio penchant for exposing one's inner workings over period accuracy, some of the actors seem too contemporary in their manner to be 100% believable as turn-of-the-century middle-class Russians. McCarthy, Loggia, Winters (who's too old for Natasha anyway, and gives her standard shrew performance) and Dennis (whose signature vocal and physical mannerisms are too much in evidence) are particularly lacking in this regard.

Tamara Daykarhanova, who worked at the Moscow Arts Theater, is certainly the most authentically Russian of the cast as the old servant Anfisa.

Kim Stanley is best of the rest of the cast - her Masha is captivating, if a tad too unsympathetic. Geraldine Page is a good Olga, and Gerald Hiken is a fine Andrei, down to a very convincing folk dancer. I also liked James Olson's Baron - when he wasn't speaking too loudly - and Luther Adler's Doctor.

As an overall performance, I do prefer Olivier's version, but this one will be interesting for theater buffs to get an alternative take on the play, and for the good pieces of acting. Certainly Kim Stanley made so few films that it's worth checking out anything she did.


5 of 6 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Discuss The Three Sisters (1966) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page