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The Dance of Death (1969)

G | | Drama | August 1969 (UK)
An egocentric artillery Captain and his venomous wife engage in savage unremitting battles in their isolated island fortress off the coast of Sweden at the turn of the century. Alice, a ... See full summary »

Director:

David Giles

Writers:

C.D. Locock (translation), August Strindberg (play)
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Cast

Cast overview:
Laurence Olivier ... Edgar
Geraldine McEwan ... Alice
Robert Lang ... Kurt
Janina Faye ... Judith
Malcolm Reynolds Malcolm Reynolds ... Allan
Jeanne Watts Jeanne Watts ... Old Woman
Peter Penry-Jones Peter Penry-Jones ... Lieutenant
Maggie Riley Maggie Riley ... Karen
Carolyn Jones ... Jenny
Frederick Pyne Frederick Pyne ... Sentry
Barry James Barry James ... Sentry
David Ryall ... Sentry
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An egocentric artillery Captain and his venomous wife engage in savage unremitting battles in their isolated island fortress off the coast of Sweden at the turn of the century. Alice, a former actress who sacrificed her career for secluded military life with Edgar, reveals on the occasion of their 25th wedding anniversary, the veritable hell their marriage has been. Edgar, an aging schizophrenic who refuses to acknowledge his severe illness, struggles to sustain his ferocity and arrogance with an animal disregard for other people. Sensing that Alice, together with her cousin and would-be lover, Kurt, may ally against him, retaliates with vicious force. Alice lures Kurt into the illusion of sharing a passionate assignation and recruits him in a plot to destroy Edgar. Written by alfiehitchie

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Sir Laurence Olivier in his supreme achievement

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Drama

Certificate:

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

August 1969 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Haláltánc See more »

Filming Locations:

England, UK

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Technicolor)
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While playing Edgar onstage in the National Theater, Olivier became ill and had to be replaced for a while. His replacement, who received high praise from critics and Olivier himself, was the young Anthony Hopkins. See more »

Quotes

Edgar: She's mad at me for not dying yesterday.
Alice: For not dying twenty-five years ago! For not dying before I was born!
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Version of Play Strindberg (1971) See more »

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A good production and one of the last of Sir Lawrence. I was also photographer on "Jesus", I believe his last.
21 December 2018 | by auguste-tonySee all my reviews

I worked on this production as Still Cameraman. It disappoints me to see that the only still from the film is the one I submitted and easily detected from the others, seen at the end of this strip. I would supply more if I'm asked, and given the credit TONY AUGUSTE.


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