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Uncle Vanya (1963)

A retired professor has returned to his estate to live with his beautiful young wife, Yelena. The estate originally belonged to his first wife, now deceased; her mother and brother still ... See full summary »

Director:

Stuart Burge

Writers:

Anton Chekhov (play), Constance Garnett (translation)
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Nominated for 1 Primetime Emmy. See more awards »

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Cast

Credited cast:
Michael Redgrave ... Uncle Vanya
Robert Lang ... Yefim
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Max Adrian ... Prof. Alexander Serebryakov
Lewis Casson Lewis Casson ... Telyegin
Fay Compton ... Marya, the mother
Rosemary Harris ... Yelena
Laurence Olivier ... Dr. Astrov
Joan Plowright ... Sonya
Sybil Thorndike ... Marina, the nurse
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Storyline

A retired professor has returned to his estate to live with his beautiful young wife, Yelena. The estate originally belonged to his first wife, now deceased; her mother and brother still live there and manage the farm. For many years the brother (Uncle Vanya) has sent the farm's proceeds to the professor, while receiving only a small salary himself. Sonya, the professor's daughter, who is about the same age as his new wife, also lives on the estate. The professor is pompous, vain, and irritable. He calls the doctor (Astrov) to treat his gout, only to send him away without seeing him. Astrov is an experienced physician who performs his job conscientiously, but has lost all idealism and spends much of his time drinking. The presence of Yelena introduces a bit of sexual tension into the household. Astrov and Uncle Vanya both fall in love with Yelena; she spurns them both. Meanwhile, Sonya is in love with Astrov, who fails even to notice her. Finally, when the professor announces he wants... Written by Appelsia

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

20 November 1963 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Vanja-eno See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Invaluable Record of a Legendary Production
13 October 2003 | by richlandwomanSee all my reviews

This film is a record of probably the most famous English-language Chekhov production. Of course it's not the same as actually being in the theatre with Olivier and Redgrave, but it's still terrific.

Another reviewer commented negatively about the difference between stage and film acting, but in fact this "Vanya" offers one of Olivier's best *film* performances -- it's subtle and biting, cold-hearted and sweet-natured, incredibly complex and great. And Redgrave isn't far behind him.

10 out of 10


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