PEER GYNT

by David BRADLEY
1941 / 16mm / tinted b&w / sound / 1S / 84' 30




"An ambitious amateur film made in Chicago when the director was twenty years old, the star seventeen. Bradley also made 16mm versions of OLIVER TWIST, MACBETH, and JULIUS CAESAR, the last, also with Heston, brought both director and star to Hollywood." - David Shepard

"Seldom has an amateur embarked upon so formidable a production as did David Bradley when he and some friends decided to film Ibsen's Peer Gynt, using Grieg's music for background. This mystic drama is considered so difficult that it has been performed only twice in the American theatre; yet the task held no terror for this group. Fashioning their own costumes and finding suitable locations in suburban Chicago, Mr. Bradley's intrepid band has done an amazingly good job. It would be easy to visualize the result had the production been in less capable hands than those of Mr. Bradley, and it is to his great credit that such quaint characters as the Button Moulder and the many trolls and woodland sprites do not appear ludicrous." - Movie Makers, Dec. 1941.

1 PRINT IN DISTRIBUTION


distribution format Digital file on server
duration 7' 16
notes Extract "The Pagan Dance"
screen 4/3 (single screen)
sound sound
rental fee 21,00 €