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A Doll's House (1973)

Nora Helmer (Claire Bloom) had years earlier committed a forgery, in order to save the life of her authoritarian husband Torvald (Sir Anthony Hopkins). Now she is being blackmailed, and ... See full summary »


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Henrik Ibsen (play), Christopher Hampton (screenplay) | 1 more credit »

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Nominated for 2 BAFTA Film Awards. Another 1 win & 1 nomination. See more awards »


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Complete credited cast:
Claire Bloom ... Nora Helmer
Anthony Hopkins ... Torvald Helmer
Ralph Richardson ... Dr. Rank (as Sir Ralph Richardson)
Denholm Elliott ... Krogstad
Anna Massey ... Kristine Linde
Edith Evans ... Anne-Marie (as Dame Edith Evans)


Nora Helmer (Claire Bloom) had years earlier committed a forgery, in order to save the life of her authoritarian husband Torvald (Sir Anthony Hopkins). Now she is being blackmailed, and lives in fear of her husband finding out, and of the shame such a revelation would bring to his career. But, when the truth comes out, Nora is shocked to learn where she really stands in her husband's esteem. Written by Jim Beaver <jumblejim@prodigy.net>

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He is the master. He's called a husband. She is the plaything. She's called a wife. See more »




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Release Date:

10 April 1973 (Netherlands) See more »

Also Known As:

Casa de muñecas See more »

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Color (Eastmancolor)

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1.85 : 1
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This production of "A Doll's House" originated on the stage, but the only ones retained for this movie from the stage production were Claire Bloom, Director Patrick Garland, and Play Adaptor Christopher Hampton. See more »

Crazy Credits

Although the main title reads "Henrik Ibsen's 'A Doll's House'", the credits at the end state "Based on the play by Christopher Hampton". Hampton actually did not write the play; he only wrote the screenplay and the English translation. See more »


Version of Performance: A Doll's House (1992) See more »

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19 April 2013 | by wamellxSee all my reviews

If you want to watch a movie, A Doll's House is for you. The movie is just about a word for word interpretation of Henrik Ibsen's play of the same name, only varying when it serves the movie to break up scenes. There are no liberties taken with the source, no Romeo + Juliet like shenanigans. The play takes place in 19th century Sweden and so does the movie. Costumes and settings are entirely as you would picture from reading the play. I wish they would have taken some risks with this film, but I suppose it's better to be safe and not bad than risky but awful. If you have read the play, then you know exactly what to expect from the movie. If you haven't, then you probably shouldn't expect from the movie. Mildly interesting and decently acted, A Doll's House sets no expectations from which it could fulfill. I started this film expecting a movie form of a play, and that is exactly what I received. No part really stood out to me, though Claire Bloom's performance was memorable. This could simply be because the rest of the movie was not. If you have an afternoon to kill, and you've already seen your entire Netflix queue, then I suppose I suggest this film. This movie is no must-see, but it's also not absolutely horrible (looking at you G.I. Joe: Retaliation). One thumb mildly raised, stream it from Netflix if you have nothing else to do. The only thing you have to lose is about 90 minutes, which will be spent in a sort of entertained state.

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