7.1/10
300
6 user 2 critic

Hedda Gabler (1962)

A scheming woman marries a nice but dimwitted intellectual out of convenience. She hears that her old lover is back in town. She decides to destroy his life, jealous of his love affair with another.

Director:

Alex Segal

Writers:

Henrik Ibsen (by), Eva Le Gallienne (translation) | 1 more credit »
Reviews

Photos

Edit

Cast

Complete credited cast:
Ingrid Bergman ... Hedda Gabler
Michael Redgrave ... George Tesman
Ralph Richardson ... Judge Brack
Trevor Howard ... Ejlert Lovborg
Dilys Hamlett ... Mrs. Elvsted
Ursula Jeans ... Miss Tesman
Beatrice Varley ... Berte
Edit

Storyline

A scheming woman marries a nice but dimwitted intellectual out of convenience. She hears that her old lover is back in town. She decides to destroy his life, jealous of his love affair with another.

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Drama

Edit

Did You Know?

Connections

Version of Hedda Gabler (1975) See more »

User Reviews

 
I blame the writer/editor
21 April 2012 | by fubared1See all my reviews

This production may have it's flaws, but then it an extremely edited version of a much longer play, allowing for no development in any of the character. Ibsen is at best very difficult to perform, even for the best actors. I once saw a production of 'Ghosts' that had me rolling in the aisles because it was so badly executed. Here at least you have some of the world's best actors. Yes, Richardson is badly miscast as an aging roue, but that is the director's fault. Like have Gielgud play Don Juan, you just can't believe it no matter how good the actor is. And Redgrave and Howard are excellent as always. I guess the TV producers of the day wanted to put on something 'classy' as opposed to the mindless drivel of Lucy and Gleason and others. Unfortueately the result was the 'Reader's Digest condensed' version of a classic.


4 of 11 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 6 user reviews »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.
Edit

Details

Country:

UK | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

20 September 1963 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Хеда Габлер See more »

Company Credits

Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
See full technical specs »

Contribute to This Page



Recently Viewed