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Peer Gynt (1941)

Not Rated | | Adventure | 25 August 1941 (USA)
Gynt, a complete opposite of a hero, is banished from his village for his (in)actions. He then travels the world with more or less the same result.


David Bradley


David Bradley, Henrik Ibsen (play)


Credited cast:
Charlton Heston ... Peer Gynt
Betty Hanisee Betty Hanisee ... Aase
Mrs. Hubert Hyde Mrs. Hubert Hyde ... Old Woman
Lucielle Powell Lucielle Powell ... Kari
Sue Straub Sue Straub ... Old Woman
Charles Paetow Charles Paetow ... Aslak
Katharine Bradley Katharine Bradley ... Solveig
Morris Wilson Morris Wilson ... Haegstad
George B. Moll George B. Moll ... Drunk / Bedouian Chief
Betty Barton Betty Barton ... Ingrid
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Rose Andrews Rose Andrews ... Anitra
Alice Badgerow Alice Badgerow ... Cowherd Girl
Anty Ball Anty Ball ... Cowherd Girl
Thomas A. Blair Thomas A. Blair ... Button Moulder / Thin Person
David Bradley David Bradley ... Herr Trumpeterstraale / Bailiff
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Gynt, a complete opposite of a hero, is banished from his village for his (in)actions. He then travels the world with more or less the same result.

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Feature film debut of Charlton Heston. See more »

Alternate Versions

New footage and Francis X. Bushman narration added for 1965 reissue. See more »


Version of Peer Gynt (1986) See more »


Peer Gynt Suite
Composed by Edvard Grieg
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Gem of a Film
10 August 2007 | by whpratt1See all my reviews

Recently visited the home of Edvard Greig's home in Norway and always remembered his "Peer Gynt Suite" from music appreciation in school, especially the "Morning" song. This is an outstanding 1941 film starring a very young Charlton Heston, (Peer Gynt) around the age of 15 or 17 years of age and a great gem of a film that I have never seen before. The entire story of Peer Gynt along with the musical score by Edvard Greig is portrayed with great acting by Charlton Heston and a great cast of outstanding actors. The character of Peer Gynt is nothing you would be proud of and he was a reckless heartless individual who treated all women very poorly and only in a sexual way. In other words, Peer Gynt was a love'em and leave'em type of person who only thought of himself and no one else. Peer Gynt travels the entire world seeking fortunes and lost causes and finally comes home to Norway and settles down. The film location for this film was in Northern Illinois and Wisconsin Dells, Wisconsin, and you have to read English Titles throughout the film. Enjoy.

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Release Date:

25 August 1941 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

Wilmette, Illinois, USA See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

The Willow, Bradley Films See more »
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Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

Silent | Mono (1965 re-issue)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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