Tuesday, 18 January 2011
Peer Gynt 1941
Above photo courtesy of Indiana University
I recently re-read Lowry's poem 'The Lighthouse Invites the Storm'. The first part of the poem is called 'Peter Gaunt And The Canals' which has many allusions to Ibsen's Peer Gynt. I came across the above film of Ibsen's play while researching Lowry's original source for his poem.
The 1941 silent, student-made, low budget film version of the play starred a seventeen-year-old Charlton Heston. The film was directed by David Bradley and co-starred Betty Hanisee as Aase.
Here is an extract of the film: