The Sea Gull

The Sea Gull

James Mason
Director: Sidney Lumet Cast: James Mason
James Mason
, Vanessa Redgrave
Vanessa Redgrave
, Simone Signoret
Simone Signoret
Sidney Lumet

DVD (Full Frame)

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This is one of several film versions of the classic play by Anton Chekhov. The depressing tale of unrequited love begins when an aging actress Arkadina (Simone Signoret) and her arrogant writer companion Trigorin (James Mason) travel to a small Russian town to visit her brother, an ailing public official in retirement. Nina (Vanessa Redgrave) is the neighbor girl who falls for Trigorin. The simple country girl is degraded by the older, more worldly author as she follows him to the big city and falls victim to the debauchery of urban life. Arkadina also deals with a hateful son who is driven to suicide in this somber and depressing film. Although there are some moments of comedy in the play, this film version is decidedly more downbeat.

Product Details

Release Date: 11/27/2012
UPC: 0883316678152
Original Release: 1968
Rating: G
Source: Warner Archives
Region Code: 0
Presentation: [Full Frame]
Time: 1:49:00
Sales rank: 37,705

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
James Mason Trigorin
Vanessa Redgrave Nina
Simone Signoret Arkadina
David Warner Konstantin
Harry Andrews Sorin
Denholm Elliott Dorn
Eileen Herlie Polina
Alfred Lynch Medvedenko
Ronald Radd Shamraev
Kathleen Widdoes Masha
Frej Lindqvist Yakov

Technical Credits
Sidney Lumet Director,Producer
Waldemar Bergendahl Asst. Director
Moura Budberg Screenwriter
Gerry Fisher Cinematographer
Kjell Gustavsson Makeup
Leslie Hammond Sound/Sound Designer
Alan Heim Editor
Rune Hjelm Set Decoration/Design
Tina Johansson Makeup
Rolf Larsson Set Decoration/Design
Tony Walton Costumes/Costume Designer,Production Designer

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