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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 »

Director:

Patrick Garland

Writers:

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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Cast

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)
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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 »

Genres:

Drama

Certificate:

G | See all certifications »

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Trivia

Sir Anthony Hopkins and Sir Ralph Richardson appeared in The Looking Glass War (1970). See more »

Quotes

Torvald Helmer: Nora, you're dancing as if your life depended on it!
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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 »

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

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solid theatre adaptation
2 July 2008 | by didi-5See all my reviews

One of the two versions of this play filmed in 1973, this 'Doll's House' has a strong cast and looks like filmed theatre - not always a bad thing, and it works well enough here to keep the viewer interested.

Anthony Hopkins, prickly as Torvald; Claire Bloom, delicate and confused as Nora; with Ralph Richardson striking just the right note as Dr Rank. Anna Massey and Denholm Elliott complete the cast and are both very good indeed.

Not really cinema, but perhaps the best of the three versions of Ibsen's powerful play I've seen. In comparison with David Warner and Trevor Eve, Hopkins is just as effective; while Claire Bloom's Nora is sufficiently different from Jane Fonda and Juliet Stevenson to attract our interest and empathy.


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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

10 April 1973 (Netherlands) See more »

Also Known As:

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Box Office

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$5,304
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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