Desire Under the Elms

Surprisingly faithful to the play, but still a leaden travesty. Director and cast (Loren especially) are hopelessly at sea with Eugene O'Neill's tragedy of familial lust (for land as much as for the body), which is a loose transposition to 19th century New England of Euripides' Hippolytus.

By: TM

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Cast and crew

Director: Delbert Mann
Screenwriter: Irwin Shaw
Cast: Sophia Loren
Anthony Perkins
Burl Ives
Frank Overton
Pernell Roberts
Anne Seymour