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The Incredible Sarah (1976)

The life of the great actress, Sarah Bernhardt.

Director:

Richard Fleischer

Writer:

Ruth Wolff
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Nominated for 2 Oscars. Another 1 nomination. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Glenda Jackson ... Sarah Bernhardt
Daniel Massey ... Victorien Sardou
Yvonne Mitchell ... Mam'selle
Douglas Wilmer ... Montigny
David Langton ... Duc De Morny
Simon Williams ... Henri de Ligne
John Castle ... Damala
Edward Judd ... Jarrett
Rosemarie Dunham Rosemarie Dunham ... Mrs. Bernhardt
Peter Sallis ... Thierry
Bridget Armstrong ... Marie
Margaret Courtenay ... Madame Nathalie
Maxwell Shaw Maxwell Shaw ... Fadinard
Patrick Newell ... Major
Gawn Grainger ... Assistant Stage Manager
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The life of the great actress, Sarah Bernhardt.

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One triumph... one man... one scandal... was never enough when you were Sarah Bernhardt.


Certificate:

PG | See all certifications »
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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

November 1976 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Sarah See more »

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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

According to his diaries, Lindsay Anderson was originally asked to direct this. See more »

Goofs

A train station bears a sign saying "London Station". No station in the London train network has ever been called by that name, the closest being the "London Bridge" or "London Fields" stations. See more »

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Version of Great Performances: Sarah See more »

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Excellent film, Dazzling costumes and brilliant performance by Jackson
30 December 2006 | by Tony RomeSee all my reviews

During the 1970's Glenda Jackson was involved in some of the best films, such as "Mary Queen of Scots," "The Maids," "The Nelson Affair," and "Women in Love." She won two Oscars, one for "Women in Love," and the other for "A Touch of Class," In "The Incredible Sarah," Jackson gives an Oscar worthy performance as "the great" Sarah Bernhardt. She plays the role with great eccentricity and flamboyance. At some points the film almost seems, campy and funny, but still well done. Douglas Wilmer does a fine job as "Montigny" He plays the role with compassion and understanding. Too Bad a major distributer did not pick this up. Anchor Bay should release this in letterbox on DVD. 10/10


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