MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Down 15,938 this week

All's Well That Ends Well (1981)

TV Movie  -   -  Comedy | Romance  -  4 January 1981 (UK)
7.2
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 7.2/10 from 79 users  
Reviews: 7 user

Helena loves Bertram, but he's of noble birth, while she's just a doctor's daughter. But Bertram is at the court of the King of France, who is ill, and Helena has a remedy that might cure ... See full summary »

Director:

Writer:

(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 476 titles
created 29 Jun 2011
 
a list of 2424 titles
created 20 May 2012
 
a list of 141 titles
created 13 May 2013
 
a list of 72 titles
created 10 months ago
 

Related Items


Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: All's Well That Ends Well (TV Movie 1981)

All's Well That Ends Well (TV Movie 1981) on IMDb 7.2/10

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

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of All's Well That Ends Well.
1 win. See more awards »
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

The Canterville Ghost (TV Movie 1997)
Comedy | Fantasy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  
Director: Crispin Reece
Stars: Ian Richardson, Celia Imrie, Sarah-Jane Potts
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

Dr. Sparrow graduates and sets out into the world. Hilarious internships with a miserly doctor and his young wife, a country doctor paid in kind not cash, and a quack specializing in rich ... See full summary »

Director: Ralph Thomas
Stars: Dirk Bogarde, Muriel Pavlow, Donald Sinden
All's Well That Ends Well (TV Movie 1968)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Directors: John Barton, Claude Whatham
Stars: David Ashford, David Bailie, Lynn Farleigh
Antony & Cleopatra (TV Movie 1981)
Drama | History | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

Octavius Caesar (later renamed Augustus Caesar, son of the murdered Julius Caesar), Marc Antony, and Lepidus form the triumvirate, the three rulers of the Roman Empire. Antony, though ... See full summary »

Director: Jonathan Miller
Stars: John Paul, Jonathan Adams, Jane Lapotaire
As You Like It (TV Movie 1978)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

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: Basil Coleman
Stars: Helen Mirren, Brian Stirner, Richard Pasco
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Celia Johnson ...
...
Bertram
...
Lafeu
Angela Down ...
Helena
Peter Jeffrey ...
Kevin Stoney ...
Countess's Stewart
...
King of France
...
First French Lord
...
Second French Lord
...
Lavache
James Simmons ...
Bachelor
John Segal ...
Bachelor
Peter Sands ...
Bachelor
Yves Aubert ...
Bachelor
Terence McGinity ...
First Gentleman
Edit

Storyline

Helena loves Bertram, but he's of noble birth, while she's just a doctor's daughter. But Bertram is at the court of the King of France, who is ill, and Helena has a remedy that might cure him and win her the right to marry Bertram. But does Bertram want to marry her? Written by Kathy Li

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Comedy | Romance

Edit

Details

Country:

|

Language:

Release Date:

4 January 1981 (UK)  »

Also Known As:

The Complete Dramatic Works of William Shakespeare: All's Well That Ends Well  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Director Elijah Moshinsky composed many of the shots as live action replicas of the paintings of Johannes Vermeer. See more »

Connections

Version of All's Well That Ends Well (1968) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Excellent
2 December 2009 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This award-winning BBC production brings life, enormous appeal, and intelligence to a play criminally underperformed. It's a pleasure to watch ... and re-watch ... and re-watch.

Let's start with the fact that the production itself has been hailed far and wide for its beauty and visual precision. Director Elijah Moshinsky patterned it after paintings of Vermeer, and even though this may be unknown to the viewer, it has a remarkable subliminal impact.

Now for the cast:

Angela Down is the truly perfect Helena (the heroine of the play). She looks the part -- comely yet intellectual -- and speaks her lines with the perfect emotional fit. Most importantly, her diction and enunciation, and the speed at which she says the bard's words, make everything she says perfectly understandable and perfectly apt within that emotional fit. The viewer never has to wonder "What did she just say?" or "What does that mean?" Nonetheless the lines are fluid, musical, emotional, and very human. To me, this is the sign of a true Shakespearean actor.

Celia Johnson as the Countess Roussillon (Bertram's mother and Helena's guardian) is equally fantastic. She's a pleasure to watch and listen to. Consummate acting.

Ian Charleson as Bertram, Helena's very reluctant love object, is suitably sullen and morose, yet we see the physical beauty and the inherent charm, nobility, and charisma which attracts Helena to him. Charleson, a very internal actor, never overplays the part. To some extent he sometimes almost underplays it, occasionally speaking softly whilst his compatriots declaim more loudly or forcefully. Yet he holds our attention and fits the role very well.

The supporting cast is almost without exception quite admirable -- some remarkably so. Excellent casting, and a lot of excellent acting.

All in all, a very good production which makes the play easy to understand and enjoy.

Highly recommended.


1 of 2 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Discuss All's Well That Ends Well (1981) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?