Uncle Vanya (1957 film)

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Uncle Vanya
Directed by John Goetz, Franchot Tone
Produced by Franchot Tone, Marion Parsonnet
Written by Anton Chekhov
Stark Young
Starring Franchot Tone
Delores Dorn-Heft
George Voskovec
Peggy McCay
Clarence Derwent
Gerald Hiken
Music by Werner Janssen
Release date
  • 1957 (1957)
Running time
98 minutes
Language English

Uncle Vanya is a 1957 American film adaptation of the play Uncle Vanya by Anton Chekhov. Filmed concurrently with an Off Broadway production, it was both co-produced and co-directed by actor Franchot Tone, who starred as Dr. Astroff. Tone's wife at the time, Delores Dorn-Heft, co-starred as Elena Andreevna, appearing in the only role not featuring an actor from the stage version in New York, where the part was played by Signe Hasso. The title role was played by George Voskovec. [1]

Edited from Stark Young's translation of Chekhov's Russian text, the film runs 98 minutes. It was released on DVD in June, 2010.

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  1. ^ Skillion, Anne (2001). The New York Public Library Literature Companion. Simon & Schuster. p. 523. ISBN 0-684-86890-3. 

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