MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Up 991 this week

Three Sisters (1970)

G  |   |  Drama  |  2 March 1973 (Finland)
6.7
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 6.7/10 from 238 users  
Reviews: 5 user | 4 critic

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 »

Writers:

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

Watch Now

$0.00 with Prime Instant Video

ON DISC

IMDb Picks: May

Visit our IMDb Picks section to see our recommendations of movies and TV shows coming out in May, sponsored by COVERGIRL.

Visit the IMDb Picks section

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 34 titles
created 09 Jan 2012
 
a list of 33 titles
created 09 Jan 2012
 
a list of 273 titles
created 23 Feb 2013
 
a list of 188 titles
created 04 Aug 2013
 
a list of 655 titles
created 03 Mar 2014
 

Related Items

Search for "Three Sisters" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Three Sisters (1970)

Three Sisters (1970) on IMDb 6.7/10

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

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Three Sisters.

User Polls

Videos

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Hindle Wakes (TV Movie 1976)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
Directors: June Howson, Laurence Olivier
Stars: Rosalind Ayres, Judi Bowker, Roy Dotrice
Biography | Drama | History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

Adaptation of Shakespeare's history play in which the young Henry V seeks to conquer France.

Director: Laurence Olivier
Stars: Laurence Olivier, Robert Newton, Leslie Banks
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 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
Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

An American showgirl gets entangled in political intrigue after the prince regent of a foreign country attempts to seduce her.

Director: Laurence Olivier
Stars: Marilyn Monroe, Laurence Olivier, Richard Wattis
Hamlet (1948)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  

Prince Hamlet struggles over whether or not he should kill his uncle, whom he suspects has murdered his father, the former king.

Director: Laurence Olivier
Stars: Laurence Olivier, Jean Simmons, John Laurie
Butley (1974)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

An English professor finds his life crumbling around him.

Director: Harold Pinter
Stars: Alan Bates, Jessica Tandy, Richard O'Callaghan
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

Archie Rice, an old-time British music hall performer sinking into final defeat, schemes to stay in show business.

Director: Tony Richardson
Stars: Laurence Olivier, Brenda de Banzie, Roger Livesey
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
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

A couple uses extremely black comedy to survive taking care of a daughter who is nearly completely brain dead. They take turns doing the daughter's voice and stare into the eyes of death ... See full summary »

Director: Peter Medak
Stars: Alan Bates, Janet Suzman, Peter Bowles
Three Sisters (1988)
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  
Director: Margarethe von Trotta
Stars: Fanny Ardant, Greta Scacchi, Valeria Golino
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
Uncle Vanya (1963)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
Director: Stuart Burge
Stars: Michael Redgrave, Max Adrian, Lewis Casson
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jeanne Watts ...
...
Louise Purnell ...
...
Sheila Reid ...
Kenneth MacKintosh ...
Daphne Heard ...
Harry Lomax ...
Judy Wilson ...
Serving maid
Mary Griffiths ...
Housemaid
...
...
Frank Wylie ...
...
Richard Kay ...
Edit

Storyline

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 but secretly longs for a home and family. Masha, unhappy with her marriage to a timid schoolmaster, falls hopelessly in love with a married colonel. Irina works in the local telegraph office but longs for gaiety. Their sense of futility is increased by their brother's marriage to Natasha, a coarse peasant girl. She gradually encroaches on the family home until even the private refuge of the sisters is destroyed. They dream of starting a new life in Moscow but are saddled with the practicalities of their quiet existence. Despite their past failures, they resolve to seek some purpose and hope when the army post is withdrawn from the town. Written by alfiehitchie

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Drama

Certificate:

G | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

 »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

2 March 1973 (Finland)  »

Also Known As:

A három nővér  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

(Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Of the five films directed by Laurence Olivier (Dr. Ivan Chebutikin), this is the only one in which he did not play a member of a royal family. He played King Henry V of England in The Chronicle History of King Henry the Fift with His Battell Fought at Agincourt in France (1944), Prince Hamlet of Denmark in Hamlet (1948), King Richard III of England in Richard III (1955) and Prince Michael of Carpathia in The Prince and the Showgirl (1957). See more »

Connections

Remade as Tre søstre (1973) See more »

Soundtracks

Du Temps des Souvorov
Traditional
Arranged by Gary Hughes
Imperial Russian March medley
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Superb cast, production; lousy sound
24 July 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

A fine, sensitive filming of a fine stage production of Chekhov's masterpiece THE THREE SISTERS. A few of the actors are a bit too broad and stagey (especially the oldest sister, the schoolteacher), reflecting inexperience acting for the camera, but that's a minor flaw.

What's up with the sound? I rented the DVD and the sound track is terrible for a film from this period. It's hard to make out some of the dialogue, especially when a character turns away from the camera. I hate having to strain to hear dialogue, especially dialogue by Chekhov! It seems to be a recording problem. The film was shot on what seem to be massive stage sets. This family's provincial home looks roughly the size of the Winter Palace. I'm guessing the cavernous sets swallowed up and muffled the dialogue, resulting in the poor sound quality.

Aside from the deficiencies of the sound (and there's no excuse for such a problem in a production from 1970 -- fire that sound engineer!) it's a great production of a gently funny and bittersweet classic play.


10 of 11 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
what is the film like ? FlorenceLawrence
This really is a great performance of the play FlorenceLawrence
Discuss Three Sisters (1970) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?