MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Down 10,274 this week

As You Like It (1978)

TV Movie  -   -  Comedy  -  17 December 1978 (UK)
7.0
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 7.0/10 from 206 users  
Reviews: 12 user

Orlando is forced to work like a servant for his brother Oliver, so he goes to win his fortune in a wrestling contest, where he meets a lady of the court, Rosalind. Rosalind (daughter of ... See full summary »

Director:

Writer:

(play)
0Check in
0Share...

Watch Now

From $1.99 on Amazon Instant Video

Related News

Angharad Rees obituary
| The Guardian - TV News
Alan Shallcross obituary
| The Guardian - Film News
Alan Shallcross obituary
| The Guardian - TV News

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

list image
a list of 25 titles
created 19 May 2012
 
a list of 523 titles
created 26 May 2012
 
list image
a list of 91 titles
created 06 Jan 2013
 
a list of 189 titles
created 27 Mar 2013
 
list image
a list of 10 titles
created 8 months ago
 

Related Items

Search for "As You Like It" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: As You Like It (TV Movie 1978)

As You Like It (TV Movie 1978) on IMDb 7/10

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

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of As You Like It.

User Polls

Videos

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

The Philanthropist (TV Movie 1975)
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
Director: Stuart Burge
Stars: Ronald Pickup, Helen Mirren, James Bolam
Red Hot Shot (1970)
Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

Frank è stato allontanato da un'indagine che conduceva su MacBrown, possessore di un'industria farmaceutica, ma sospettato di traffico di droga e di esperimenti illegali su adolescenti. ... See full summary »

Director: Piero Zuffi
Stars: Michael Reardon, Barbara Bouchet, Carmelo Bene
O Lucky Man! (1973)
Comedy | Drama | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  

This sprawling, surrealist musical serves as an allegory for the pitfalls of capitalism, as it follows the adventures of a young coffee salesman in Europe. Many actors play multiple roles, ... See full summary »

Director: Lindsay Anderson
Stars: Malcolm McDowell, Ralph Richardson, Rachel Roberts
Biography | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

Biographical film of the life of French sculptor Henri Gaudier-Brzeska.

Director: Ken Russell
Stars: Dorothy Tutin, Scott Antony, Helen Mirren
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  
Director: Thea Sharrock
Stars: Gareth Bennett-Ryan, Michael Benz, Philip Bird
Cousin Bette (TV Mini-Series 1971)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  

A poor and homely spinster, who feels she's been walked on all her life, teams up with a scheming courtesan to wreak elaborate revenge on her rich and handsome relatives.

Stars: Margaret Tyzack, Thorley Walters, Helen Mirren
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

Norman is quite happy selling newspapers outside Westminster station but his Grandfather (the Prime Minister) wants to get him "a more responsible job". A few favours are called in and ... See full summary »

Director: Robert Asher
Stars: Norman Wisdom, Derek Bond, Angela Browne
Biography | Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

An elderly artist thinks he has become too stale and is past his prime. His friend (and agent) persuades him to go to an offshore island to try once more. On the island he re-discovers his ... See full summary »

Director: Michael Powell
Stars: James Mason, Helen Mirren, Jack MacGowran
Bellamira (TV Movie 1974)
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

In the libertine 17th century England, a young woman uses her charms, wits and guns to make a carrier for herself in the field of professional mistresses and robbers.

Director: Robert Knights
Stars: Helen Mirren, Peter Eyre, Anthony Sharp
Herostratus (1967)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

When Max, a young poet hires a marketing company to turn his suicide-by-jumping into a mass-media spectacle, he finds that his subversive intentions are quickly diluted into a reactionary ... See full summary »

Director: Don Levy
Stars: Michael Gothard, Gabriella Licudi, Peter Stephens
The Winter's Tale (TV Movie 1981)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

King Leontes of Bohemia suspects his wife, Hermione, and his friend, Polixenes, of betraying him. When he forces Polixenes to flee for his life, Leontes sets in motion a chain of events ... See full summary »

Director: Jane Howell
Stars: John Welsh, David Burke, Robert Stephens
Twelfth Night (TV Movie 1980)
Comedy | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

Viola and Sebastian are lookalike twins, separated by a shipwreck. Viola lands in Illyria, where she disguises herself like her brother and goes into the service of the Duke Orsino. Orsino ... See full summary »

Director: John Gorrie
Stars: Alec McCowen, Robert Hardy, Felicity Kendal
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
Brian Stirner ...
Richard Pasco ...
...
...
Clive Francis ...
Richard Easton ...
Tony Church ...
John Quentin ...
Maynard Williams ...
Victoria Plucknett ...
Marilyn Le Conte ...
Tom McDonnell ...
David Lloyd Meredith ...
Arthur Hewlett ...
Edit

Storyline

Orlando is forced to work like a servant for his brother Oliver, so he goes to win his fortune in a wrestling contest, where he meets a lady of the court, Rosalind. Rosalind (daughter of the deposed duke) is companion to Celia, niece of the deposed Duke, and when the current duke banishes Rosalind from the kingdom, she, Celia, the court jester (and incidentally Orlando) all end up in the forest or Arden, where the deposed Duke holds court. Romantic mixups, cross-dressing, love poems nailed to trees, and a lion await them all. Written by Kathy Li (revised by Albert Sanchez Moreno)

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Comedy

Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

17 December 1978 (UK)  »

Also Known As:

The Complete Dramatic Works of William Shakespeare: As You Like It  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Color:

See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

The entire play was shot on location at Glamis Castle in Scotland. See more »

Quotes

Orlando: Only in the world I fill up a place, which may be better supplied when I have made it empty.
See more »

Connections

Version of As You Like It (1992) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Atrocious
16 February 2008 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Helen Mirren...James Brolam...a good cast list but an absolutely awful performance. The Forest of Arden for starters left me watching and anticipating a dog walker to wander into shot to accompany the sounds of the M/A road motorway in the background. Apart from the camera angles being poor and far too close, the acting is so wooden that one is forced to admire the slight effort in the costumes.

What is perhaps most noticeable, however, is the distinct lack of justice that the performance gives Shakespeare's play...for me Helen Mirren failed to produce a good performance and it seems that the poor and awkward movements seemed to summarise the piece, with the 'fight' scenes being less than a tussle. Overall, an awful performance that struggled to present any likeness to the original Shakespearean text.


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

Message Boards

Recent Posts
She didn't even disguise her voice! amandybug822
Discuss As You Like It (1978) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page