The Incredible Sarah (1976)


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.

Director: Richard Fleischer.
Stars: Glenda Jackson, Daniel Massey, Yvonne Mitchell, Douglas Wilmer, David Langton, Simon Williams, John Castle, Edward Judd, Rosemarie Dunham, Peter Sallis, Bridget Armstrong, Margaret Courtenay, Maxwell Shaw, Patrick Newell, Gawn Grainger, Neil McCarthy, Peter Davidson.

1977 Golden Globes – Nominated for Best Actress in a Motion Picture – Drama (Glenda Jackson).
1977 Academy Awards – Nominated for an Oscar for Best Art Direction-Set Decoration (Elliot Scott/Norman Reynolds)
1977 Academy Awards – Nominated for an Oscar for Best Costume Design (Anthony Mendleson).


Many thanks to Steve for sending me a clean copy of this film, no hardcoded subs on this one.

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  1. Jimmy
    March 15, 2020

    Thank you for supplying us with entertainment during these crazy times!

    September 2, 2021

    Not the greatest Glenda Jackson role by a longshot (she’s woefully miscast IMAO) however ANY Glenda is better than NO Glenda.. For a far better impersonation and biopic of the legendary stage actress try SARAH (1971) with the incredible Zoe Caldwell in the title role.

    • January 5, 2024

      Where is the Zoe Caldwell SARAH available? I saw it on PBS in the ’70s and have wanted to watch it again.

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