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The Journey of the Fifth Horse (1966)

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Credited cast:
Jack Aaron
Susan Anspach ...
Miss Gruboy / Elizaveta
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Rubin / Narvinsky (as William H. Bassett)
Jim Doerr
Catherine Gaffigan
Martha Greenhouse
Mark Hammer
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Zoditch
Susan Lipton
Harry Miller
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Terentievna
Nicholas Saunders
Ron Seka
Patricia Stich
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Nikolai Alexeyvich Chulkaturin
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This production was presented off-Broadway, where it won an Obie Award. Dustin Hoffman repeats his stage role. See more »

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Nikolai Alexeyvich Chulkaturin: And so, you see what it is to exist as an interruption.
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Fascinating, complex character study
30 April 2011 | by (US) – See all my reviews

Very interesting, well acted videotaped play, starring Dustin Hoffman in one of his earliest leading roles.

Hoffman has some great moments, though he occasionally goes over the top, but the whole cast of NY theater actors is top notch.

Hoffman plays a reader for a publishing company in 1890s Russia with grandiose dreams who is assigned to read the diary of a now dead nobleman, and their two very different tragic lives blend in Hoffman's character's head.

Deft and well handled and ultimately quite moving. A very interesting use of multiple time frames and fantasies. The quality of the videotape itself is a bit rough - understandable given the age - but this is well worth seeing.


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