Peer Gynt (1941)
Directed by 21-year-old David Bradley ("Julius Caesar") and starring a 17-year-old Charlton Heston in his film debut, this amateur 16mm silent adaptation of the Henrik Ibsen play is a fascinating curiosity. Spotlighting Heston's onscreen presence at an early age, the production explores the existential dilemma of young Peer Gynt (Heston), who must overcome himself in order to define himself. Betty Hanisee, Francis X. Bushman co-star. 100 min. Standard; Soundtrack: music score; biographies; photo gallery; trailers. Silent with music score.
- David Bradley
- Black & White
- Closed Captioned:
- Cast: Charlton Heston, Betty Hanisee, Mrs. Herbert Hyde, Lucielle Powell, Charles Paetow, Alan Eckhart, Katherine Elfstrom, Morris Wilson, George B. Moll, Betty Barton, Audrey Wedlock, David Bradley