Uncle Vanya (1967)

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:

Laurence Olivier

Writer:

Anton Chekhov (play)

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Cast

Credited cast:
Michael Redgrave ... Uncle Vanya
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Max Adrian ... Wladimirowitch Serebriakow
Wynne Clark Wynne Clark ... Marina Timofejewna
Rosemary Harris ... Jelena Andrejewna
Robert Lang ... Jefim
Enid Lorimer Enid Lorimer ... Maria Wassiljewna Woynitsky
Keith Marsh Keith Marsh ... Ilja Iljitch
Laurence Olivier ... Dr. Mihail Lwowitch Astrow
Joan Plowright ... Sofia Alexandrowna
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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...

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

24 May 1967 (West Germany) See more »

Also Known As:

Onkel Wanja See more »

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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