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A Doll's House (1973)

Nora Helmer has years earlier committed a forgery in order to save the life of her authoritarian husband Torvald. Now she is being blackmailed lives in fear of her husband's finding out and... See full summary »

Director:

Joseph Losey

Writers:

Henrik Ibsen (play), David Mercer (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Credited cast:
Jane Fonda ... Nora
Edward Fox ... Krogstad
Trevor Howard ... Dr. Rank
Delphine Seyrig ... Kristine
David Warner ... Torvald
Pierre Oudrey Pierre Oudrey ... Olssen
Anna Wing Anna Wing ... Anne Marie
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Freda Krogh Freda Krogh ... Helmer's Maid
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Nora Helmer has years earlier committed a forgery in order to save the life of her authoritarian husband Torvald. Now she is being blackmailed lives in fear of her husband's 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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Drama

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Country:

UK | France

Language:

English

Release Date:

17 May 1973 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Nora See more »

Filming Locations:

Røros, Norway

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Budget:

$900,000 (estimated)
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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Because the Claire Bloom version of "A Doll's House" played in U.S. theatres that same year, the Jane Fonda version went directly to network television in the United States, after playing at the New York Film Festival. See more »

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Jane Fonda IS Nora
24 June 2003 | by afhickSee all my reviews

I have been using this film to supplement my teaching of the play to literature classes for a dozen or more years, and it has always been my contention that Jane Fonda was born to play Nora Helmer. She is, as another reviewer has observed, most convincing in the final scene, when Ibsen metaphorically slams the door on conventional marriage--in 19th century Europe, at least. But Fonda's take on Nora is always fascinating, whether she is sneaking macaroons, flirting with Dr. Rank, or dancing the tarantella. Clare Bloom as Nora, in the other film version of the play, is also worth a look, but less is demanded of her than of Fonda, who must convey Nora's progress from schoolgirl to child bride to fully enfranchised adult. One reservation, however: while I don't mind Losey's tampering with the sequencing of the play--such is the license accorded to filmmakers--I do feel that the dialogue in the early scenes, absent from Ibsen's text except as exposition, is awkwardly scripted. Otherwise, this is a winner all around.


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