Broken Glass

1 h 35 min199713+
Adaptation of Arthur Miller's play set in Brooklyn 1938, focusing on the marriage of Sylvia and Phillip Gellburg against the backdrop of Kristallnacht in Nazi Germany.
David Thacker
Mandy PatinkinHenry GoodmanMargot Leicester
English [CC]
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Elizabeth McGovern
Fiona FinlaySimon CurtisRebecca Eaton
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SundayAtDuskReviewed in the United States on October 27, 2021
2.0 out of 5 stars
Too Freudian . . . .
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Being a big fan of Arthur Miller's plays, I thought I knew them all, but never heard of "Broken Glass". Unfortunately, I couldn't make it through this movie adaptation of the play. The idea of the woman becoming paralyzed by what she was reading in the newspapers about Nazis in Europe was fascinating, but the GP doctor getting into her personal life and marriage, and saying the things he was saying to both her and her husband, was becoming bizarre. He was a hunk horseback riding doctor who made house calls. (No, he did not ride his horse to the houses.) The doctor's wife, too, was odd and didn't seem to fit the time period. Maybe I'll read the play. Maybe I won't.

(Note: This is a review for the 1997 BBC movie adaptation.)
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Sandy LewisReviewed in the United States on November 16, 2021
5.0 out of 5 stars
If you love Arthur Miller you must have this one.
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I love Arthur Miller and LA Theatre Works does a wonderful job here! Great drama, so moving!
I had another copy but lost it. Very glad to have it hand again. I will listen to it often.
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NancyReviewed in the United States on March 10, 2022
1.0 out of 5 stars
Unhappy with product
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Used CD set was rated as good, but barely fair. Case was old, and CD's were from some library and used
to death. Had couple small skips. Won't bother returning it as I only needed to replace one of mine
that had gotten damaged. It's a wonderful play. My favorite. But won't buy from this individual seller again.
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RobiniReviewed in the United States on February 12, 2022
4.0 out of 5 stars
But what does it mean?
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The doctor says it happens to everyone. Just look in the mirror, he says, & remarks that people don't - but, if ever they would, something beautiful could happen.

Don't you agree? Would you dare? What might you lose other than your chains.
Matthew RobaszkiewiczReviewed in the United States on March 25, 2022
5.0 out of 5 stars
Very Well Done
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Fantastic adaptation of the book / play; strong performances from all the actors.
StarStruckReviewed in the United States on September 17, 2018
5.0 out of 5 stars
Kindle makes getting a play very convenient
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I am on a scene study class studying Arthur Miller plays. I needed the play right away the kindle version helped with that. It a really good play with interesting characters.
Gary SimonReviewed in the United States on September 16, 2015
5.0 out of 5 stars
Way more complicated than you think!
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Arthur Miller needs no praise from me. His reputation is well-deserved. This particular story has many cross-currents, and I was dazzled by Miller's putting them all together.
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Joel ShermanReviewed in the United States on November 16, 2012
4.0 out of 5 stars
A good play.
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A good play on an old theme by one of the great play writes of our times. Its a bit dated, but taking that into consideration, it still is a play with meaning.
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