The Three Sisters is a literal transcription of the 1965 Actor's Theatre production of the Chekhov drama. Kim Stanley, Geraldine Page and Shelley Winters play the title characters, all members of a wealthy but unhappy 19th-century Russian family. Stuck in a forsaken garrison town by their army-officer father, the sisters long to return to Moscow, a dream that, along with all their other dreams, is doomed to be unfulfilled. Featured in the cast are Kevin McCarthy and Sandy Dennis, the latter performer somewhat less mannered than usual. Originally lensed on videotape, The Three Sisters was transferred to 35 millimeter film for limited theatrical release.
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