Three Sisters

Three Sisters

Director: Laurence Olivier, John Sichel Cast: Jeanne Watts, Joan Plowright


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Russian playwright Anton Chekhov's three upper-class Prozorov sisters -- Masha, Olga, and Irina -- come no closer to their dream of returning to Moscow in director Laurence Olivier's 1970 film version of Three Sisters than they did in Chekhov's original 1900 play. This melancholy classic about shattered dreams, self-delusion, and compromise was directed by Olivier for Britain's National Theatre in 1967. The film, a literal record of Olivier's stage version, was produced in order to raise money for the ever-imperiled National. Olivier, who'd just recovered from a serious illness, plays the mischievous army doctor Chebutikin, while Olivier's wife, Joan Plowright, essays the major role of Masha, the snobbish general's daughter who tries to escape the stultifying banality of her provincial marriage by having an affair. Three Sisters was released in the U.S. in 1974 as part of the American Film Theatre series.

Product Details

Release Date: 06/13/2017
UPC: 0738329215408
Original Release: 1970
Rating: PG
Source: Kino Classics
Region Code: A
Time: 3:12:00
Sales rank: 70,218

Special Features

Interview with Alan Bates; Interview with Edie Landau; Gallery of Trailers for the American Film Theatre

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Jeanne Watts Olga
Joan Plowright Masha
Louise Pumell Irina Prosorov
Derek Jacobi Andrei Prosorov
Kenneth Mackintosh Kulighin
Harry Lomax Ferrapont
Frank Wylie Solloni
Alan Bates Vershinin
Richard Kay Fedotik
David Belcher Lt. Bode
David Munro Actor
George Selway Orderly
Robert Walker Officer
Daphne Heard Anfissa
Ronald Pickup Baron Tusenbach
Sheila Reid Natasha
Leonid Gallis Kulygin
Laurence Olivier Ivan Chebutikin

Technical Credits
Laurence Olivier Director,Producer
John Sichel Director
Moura Budberg Screenwriter
Timothy Burrill Associate Producer
Alan Clore Executive Producer
Beatrice Dawson Costumes/Costume Designer
John Goldstone Producer
Jack Harris Editor
Gary Hughes Score Composer
Bill Hutchinson Art Director
James C. Katz Producer
Ely Landau Producer
Bob Lawrence Makeup
Phil Leakey Makeup
Simon Relph Associate Producer
Geoffrey Unsworth Cinematographer
William Walton Score Composer
Marc Wilkinson Musical Direction/Supervision

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