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A Doll's House (1973)

Nora Helmer has years earlier committed a forgery in order to save the life of her authoritarian husband Torvald. Now she is being blackmailed lives in fear of her husband's finding out and... See full summary »

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Nora Helmer has years earlier committed a forgery in order to save the life of her authoritarian husband Torvald. Now she is being blackmailed lives in fear of her husband's finding out and of the shame such a revelation would bring to his career. But when the truth comes out, Nora is shocked to learn where she really stands in her husband's esteem. Written by Jim Beaver <jumblejim@prodigy.net>

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This was one of two major British films based on Ibsen's play to be released in 1973; the other was directed by Joseph Losey with Jane Fonda in the leading role. The films were released in the UK within a very short time of each other; both were box-office failures. See more »

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Although the main title reads "Henrik Ibsen's 'A Doll's House'", the credits at the end state "Based on the play by Christopher Hampton". Hampton actually did not write the play; he only wrote the screenplay and the English translation. See more »

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Version of Ett dockhem (1958) See more »

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solid theatre adaptation
2 July 2008 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

One of the two versions of this play filmed in 1973, this 'Doll's House' has a strong cast and looks like filmed theatre - not always a bad thing, and it works well enough here to keep the viewer interested.

Anthony Hopkins, prickly as Torvald; Claire Bloom, delicate and confused as Nora; with Ralph Richardson striking just the right note as Dr Rank. Anna Massey and Denholm Elliott complete the cast and are both very good indeed.

Not really cinema, but perhaps the best of the three versions of Ibsen's powerful play I've seen. In comparison with David Warner and Trevor Eve, Hopkins is just as effective; while Claire Bloom's Nora is sufficiently different from Jane Fonda and Juliet Stevenson to attract our interest and empathy.


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