An Enemy of the People
Steve McQueen stars in this film of Henrik Ibsen's (Hedda Gabbler, A Doll's House) seminal play adapted by one of America's greatest playwrights, Arthur Miller (Death of a Salesman, The Crucible), a story as timely today as when it was written--An Enemy of the People. The doctor in a small Norwegian village (McQueen) discovers that the local tannery, which provides most of the town's employment, has polluted the town's water supply. But when he tries to warn the people the doctor learns that truth becomes the first victim of a battle between safety and jobs. Rather than receive the town's gratitude, the doctor is named An Enemy of the People.
Starring Steve McQueen, Charles Durning, Bibi Andersson
Director George Schaefer