Desire Under The Elms

  • 1958
  • Movie
  • NR
  • Drama

O'Neill's sultry classic based on the Greek tragedy "Oedipus" receives a brutal, almost contemptuous approach under the heavy-handed direction of Mann and a turgid script by Irwin Shaw. Ives is the cold-eyed patriarch of a suppressed New England family, circa 1840, who takes on a new wife, 20-year-old Loren, so red-hot she sizzles the screen. She is a greedy...read more

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  • Review: O'Neill's sultry classic based on the Greek tragedy "Oedipus" receives a brutal, almost contemptuous approach under the heavy-handed direction of Mann and a turgid script by Irwin Shaw. Ives is the cold-eyed patriarch of a suppressed New England family, ci… (more)

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