Film adaptation of Anton Chekhov's story of life in rural Russia during the latter part of the 19th century. An aging actress Arkidana pays summer visits to her brother Sorin and son Konstantin on a country estate. On one occasion she brings with her Trigorin, a successful novelist. Nina, a free and innocent girl on a neighboring estate, falls in love with Trigorin. As Trigorin lightly consumes and rejects Nina, so the actress all her life has consumed and rejected her son, who loves Nina. The victims are destroyed, the sophisticates continue on their way. Written by
Once there was a girl who lived carefree and happy like a sea gull; until a man chanced along and having nothing better to do - destroyed her.
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The cast took salaries of just $25,000 each, which allowed Sidney Lumet to film it for less than $850,000. See more
Referenced in Laugh-In: Episode #2.25
Waltz No.2 in B Minor, Op.69
Music by Frédéric Chopin See more