MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Down 3,622 this week

A Doll's House (II) (1973)

6.1
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 6.1/10 from 375 users  
Reviews: 6 user | 2 critic

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 »

Director:

Writers:

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

Editors' Spotlight

IMDb Picks: October

IMDb's editors share the movies and TV shows they are excited to see in October.


User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 749 titles
created 24 Nov 2011
 
a list of 41 titles
created 18 Jul 2012
 
a list of 44 titles
created 14 Dec 2012
 
list image
a list of 41 titles
created 12 Jul 2013
 
a list of 52 titles
created 09 Sep 2013
 

Related Items

Search for "A Doll's House" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: A Doll's House (1973)

A Doll's House (1973) on IMDb 6.1/10

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

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of A Doll's House.
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

The story of an exiled Spanish revolutionary, now a successful screenwriter, dangerously drawn back to his homeland and the "good fight" for freedom from fascism.

Director: Joseph Losey
Stars: Yves Montand, Miou-Miou, Laurent Malet
Steaming (1985)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

Three female frequenters of a steam room decide to fight its closure.

Director: Joseph Losey
Stars: Vanessa Redgrave, Sarah Miles, Diana Dors
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

When an upwardly mobile couple find themselves unemployed and in debt, they turn to armed robbery in desperation.

Director: Ted Kotcheff
Stars: Jane Fonda, George Segal, Ed McMahon
The Dollmaker (TV Movie 1984)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

Jane Fonda gives an Emmy-winning performance as Gertie Nevels, a pioneer woman and the mother of five from the Kentucky hills who is forced to uproot her children to follow her husband ... See full summary »

Director: Daniel Petrie
Stars: Mike Bacarella, Etel Billig, Phyllis Boyens
Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

Eileen is 22 and is smarting from her breakup with Russ. She comes to New York to visit her brother, Adam, who is an airline pilot. Eileen confides to her brother that she thinks she may be... See full summary »

Director: Peter Tewksbury
Stars: Rod Taylor, Jane Fonda, Cliff Robertson
Tout va bien (1972)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

Godard examines the structure of movies, relationships and revolutions through the life of a couple in Paris.

Directors: Jean-Luc Godard, Jean-Pierre Gorin
Stars: Yves Montand, Jane Fonda, Vittorio Caprioli
Rollover (1981)
Drama | Mystery | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.3/10 X  

An Arab oil organization devises a plan to wreck the world economy in order to cause anarchy and chaos.

Director: Alan J. Pakula
Stars: Jane Fonda, Kris Kristofferson, Hume Cronyn
Don Giovanni (1979)
Drama | Music
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

Screen adapatation of Mozart's greatest opera. Don Giovanni, the infamous womanizer, makes one conquest after another until the ghost of Donna Anna's father, the Commendatore, (whom ... See full summary »

Director: Joseph Losey
Stars: Ruggero Raimondi, John Macurdy, Edda Moser
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

What is real and what is fiction? Faced with writer's block with his novel, Lewis Fielding turns to a film script about a woman finding herself after his wife Elizabeth returns from Baden ... See full summary »

Director: Joseph Losey
Stars: Glenda Jackson, Michael Caine, Helmut Berger
Agnes of God (1985)
Drama | Mystery | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

When a naive novice nun is discovered with a dead newborn in her convent quarters, a court appointed psychiatrist investigates her case.

Director: Norman Jewison
Stars: Jane Fonda, Anne Bancroft, Meg Tilly
Joy House (1964)
Crime | Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

French filmmaker Rene Clement presents Alan Delon as a petty criminal on the run from the underground. On the Rivera, he seeks refuge in a flophouse whose soup line is served by Jane Fonda ... See full summary »

Director: René Clément
Stars: Alain Delon, Jane Fonda, Lola Albright
Drama | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

On December 23rd, Korean War veteran George Haverstick and nurse Isabel Crane - who George lovingly refers to as "Little Bit" - get married in a civil ceremony. They met when George was ... See full summary »

Director: George Roy Hill
Stars: Anthony Franciosa, Jane Fonda, Jim Hutton
Edit

Cast

Credited cast:
...
...
...
...
...
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Morten Floor ...
Bob
Tone Floor ...
Dagfinn Hertzberg ...
Ellen Holm ...
Freda Krogh ...
Helmer's Maid
Frode Lien ...
Ingrid Natrud ...
Pierre Oudrey ...
Olssen
Robert Rietty ...
Small part actor (voice)
Anna Wing ...
Edit

Storyline

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>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Drama

Certificate:

See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

|

Language:

Release Date:

17 August 1973 (Portugal)  »

Also Known As:

Nora  »

Filming Locations:


Box Office

Budget:

$900,000 (estimated)
 »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Color:

(Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Because the Claire Bloom version of "A Doll's House" played in U.S. theatres that same year, the Jane Fonda version went directly to network television in the United States, after playing at the New York Film Festival. See more »

Connections

Version of Sara (1993) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Fine performances but flawed adaptation
10 October 2007 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

"A Doll's House" is a film based on the play by Henrik Ibsen. The story focuses on the lives of Nora and Torvald Helmer and those around them and challenges the norms of marriage in the Victorian era.

This adaptation features a notable cast. Jane Fonda effectively captured the fluttery yet ultimately strong character of Nora. David Warner was appropriate to play the villain role as he often does. Trevor Howard is excellent as Dr. Rank and likewise Edward Fox and Delphine Seyrig were solid as Krogstad and Kristine.

As an adaptation of a great play, though, this film leaves something to be desired. Many unnecessary scenes were added that were not in the play, which led to problems. In added scenes, information is revealed at the start of the film which is not normally learned until later in the play. Ibsen wrote the play in such a way that the history of the characters is ambiguous and slowly revealed. Providing background information on the characters before the main events of the play dampened the element of surprise that adds a lot of interest to the play.

Another problem was that adding scenes or drawing out sequences lowered the tension compared to Ibsen's play, particularly toward the end. Also unfortunate was the fact that they unnecessarily added a handful of extra locations not seen in the play and modified a lot of the dialogue. The original structure and dialogue of the play is already perfect, so any changes only made this film worse. It would have been nice to see the cast of this film with a script that closely followed Ibsen's original work. Despite these flaws the main ideas of the story were intact and this is a watchable adaptation, but disappointing given its deviations from the original play.


4 of 4 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Discuss A Doll's House (1973) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?