The Incredible Sarah 44 years old

One triumph... one man... one scandal... was never enough when you were Sarah Bernhardt.

The legendary actress Sarah Bernhardt's unconventional life and career are examined in this biopic. At an audition in 1860, the teenage Bernhardt proclaims herself the greatest actress of her time. Her career blossoms, as does her private life. But art and life don't stay balanced, much to the frustration of her lovers. The eccentric Bernhardt eventually does marry another actor, but it's her life on stage that ultimately gives her the most satisfaction.

Credits

Glenda Jackson
Glenda Jackson

Sarah Bernhardt

Daniel Massey
Daniel Massey

Victorien Sardou

Douglas Wilmer
Douglas Wilmer

Montigny

Yvonne Mitchell
Yvonne Mitchell

Mam'selle

The Incredible Sarah Cast

Name Character
Yvonne Mitchell She was 61, 63 years old when she died as Mam'selle
Daniel Massey He was 43, 64 years old when he died as Victorien Sardou
Douglas Wilmer He was 56, 96 years old when he died as Montigny
Glenda Jackson She was 40, now 85 years old as Sarah Bernhardt

The Incredible Sarah Crew

Name Department
Norman Reynolds as Art Direction. He was 42 (now 87) years old Art
John Jympson as Editor. He was 46 (72) years old when He died Editing
Anthony Mendleson as Costume Design. He was 61 (81) years old when He died Costume & Make-Up
Douglas Twiddy as Associate Producer. Production
Rose Tobias Shaw as Casting. She was 57 (96) years old when She died Production
Christopher Challis as Cinematography. He was 57 (93) years old when He died Crew
Richard Fleischer as Director. He was 59 (89) years old when He died Directing
Elmer Bernstein as Music. He was 54 (82) years old when He died Sound
Ruth Wolff as Screenplay. Writing
Wally Schneiderman as Makeup Artist. He was 54 (now 99) years old Costume & Make-Up
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The Incredible Sarah (44 years)

One triumph... one man... one scandal... was never enough when you were Sarah Bernhardt.

  • Release day: Friday, November 05, 1976
  • Runtime: 106 minutes