Oedipus the King

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Screamingly tedious version of the Sophocles tragedy in which the cast progress from poetic mouthing to ferocious ranting as they shuffle around the ruins of a Greek amphitheatre. Even Welles, looking like Santa Claus on leave from a disreputable department store in woolly wig and sackcloth nightie, seems subdued in his brief appearance as Tiresias.

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Duration: 97 mins

Cast and crew

Director: Philip Saville
Screenwriter: Michael Luke, Philip Saville
Cast: Christopher Plummer
Lilli Palmer
Richard Johnson
Orson Welles
Cyril Cusack
Roger Livesey
Donald Sutherland
Friedrich Ledebur
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