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A Doll's House (1973)





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Based on the famous play by Henrik Ibsen, this adaptation stars Claire Bloom as Nora Helmer, a housewife who long-ago saved her ailing husband's life by forging a signature on a loan. When her crime is revealed, Nora learns a great deal about her controlling husband and her inner strength.

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Anthony Hopkins
as Torvald Helmer
Claire Bloom
as Nora Helmer
Anna Massey
as Kristine Linde
Edith Evans
as Anne-Marie
Ellen Holm
as Daughter
Daphne Riggs
as Old Woman
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Critic Reviews for A Doll's House

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The photography is superb (the Norwegian setting makes little difference to either play), and Losey's direction is marred only by an occasional over-insistence in the editing.

Full Review… | October 23, 2015
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Audience Reviews for A Doll's House


It doesn't have enough music to effectively initiate emotions that are supposed to be created, but as a whole, this film plays out very well with its transparent controversial agenda. It's nostalgic view on life for a woman of its time, will give the audience something to ponder about in the long run. For my full review of A Doll's House (1973), check it out on this IMDB link: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0069987/reviews-8

Nick Salvemini
Nick Salvemini

it seemed rushed...just like Torvold told Nora when dancing, "Slow down" Then the botta bing botta boom, drop of a hat/letter, changes everything in an instant! A little more reasoning of the characters may have lent more intrigue and empathy to each one. ON THE OTHER HAND....I'd watch Anthony Hopkins, read the newspaper.

S Baldwin
S Baldwin

A wonderful screen adaptation of Henrick Ibsen's play -starring Anthony Hopkins and Claire Bloom.(1973). The rigidity and oppression of Victorian era marriage is superbly demonstrated by the relationship between Torvald and Nora. When a crisis occurs, it sets in motion a chain of events that must culminate in the dissolution of the relationship,as well as the destruction of the roles,illusions and delusions that kept them together for several years. Although Bloom is quite successful in the role-I could'nt help but be bothered by her "looking" too old for the role of the child-like Nora.maybe she was cast for just that reason??? A masterpiece in human relations-great dialogue and Hopkins is,as usual stellar.

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