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A Doll's House (1973)

G | | Drama | 17 May 1973 (France)
Nora Helmer, years earlier, has committed a forgery in order to save the life of her authoritarian husband Torvald. Now, she is being blackmailed and lives in fear of her husband's finding ... 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
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Freda Krogh Freda Krogh ... Helmer's Maid
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Nora Helmer, years earlier, has committed a forgery in order to save the life of her authoritarian husband Torvald. Now, she is being blackmailed and lives in fear of her husband's finding out and 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

Certificate:

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Trivia

Despite sharing the same political beliefs, Jane Fonda and Joseph Losey loathed each other. See more »

Crazy Credits

None of the following members of the crew have job-titles assigned to them in the on-screen credits: David Allen; Frank Batt; David Bishop; Ron Downing; Helle Engelstad; Robert Fennell; Eileen Fletcher; Barbara Gillett; Lasse Glomm; David Goode; Barrie Payne; Tommy Raeburn; Mike Rutter; Laurie Shane; Pat Sims; Stephen Smith; Lasse Soether; David Stephenson; and John Wall. See more »

Connections

Version of Teatro de siempre: Casa de muñecas II (1971) See more »

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Jane Fonda is NOT Nora
18 April 2005 | by cbrinkmSee all my reviews

I saw both the Claire Bloom and Jane Fonda versions, and there is simply no comparison.

Bloom - No monotone in her voice, voice is NOT flat and emotionless, you can understand what she is saying because she doesn't speak at a hundred miles an hour, and her performance is believable. She changes her voice's intonation so it doesn't sound like a robot recording.

Fonda - Exact opposite I was stunned to find out that Fonda actually got good reviews for her performance. Let's take the final scene for example. When she tells Torvald to check his mail, she says very flatly, "YoushouldcheckyourmailTorvald." Had I not known what she was saying from having discussed this play in class and seen the Claire Bloom version, there is no way I would have known what she said. This pattern continues. I was ready to shoot myself having to watch such an emotionless failure that Fonda presents.

And as for Hollywood changing the scenes around, can't they simply leave a story alone? They didn't write A Doll House (NOT A Doll's House, this implies possession, and Nora - the doll - possesses NOTHING) so why can't they just leave the script alone? Watch the Claire Bloom version. She and Anthony Hopkins played their roles very well. My only complaint about that version is the mistake in the title


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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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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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