• Film

Three Sisters


Time Out says

Olivier's painfully stagebound record of the 1967 National Theatre production of Chekhov's play, in which he himself took a comparative back seat as Chebutikin. Two fantasy sequences are added as a sop to cinema (one of them a redundant visualisation of Irina's wish-fulfilment dream of Moscow as a paradise of glittering ballrooms and theatres). Moments of passion survive from Joan Plowright's Masha; otherwise it's a catalogue of pregnant pauses from which all Chekhovian intent has long since ebbed away.

Release Details

  • Duration:165 mins

Cast and crew

  • Director:Laurence Olivier
  • Cast:
    • Jeanne Watts
    • Joan Plowright
    • Louise Purnell
    • Derek Jacobi
    • Alan Bates
    • Kenneth Mackintosh
    • Sheila Reid
    • Laurence Olivier
    • Ronald Pickup
    • Frank Wylie
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