Oedipus Rex

  • 1957
  • Movie
  • NR
  • Drama

Stagy presentation of Yeats' version of the classic Greek tragedy starring Campbell as the doomed king who unknowingly murders his father and subsequently marries his mother. The cast--made up of the Stratford, Ontario Festival Players--is superb, but this production belongs on the stage and not the screen. Famed actor, playwright, and stage producer Guthrie...read more

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Stagy presentation of Yeats' version of the classic Greek tragedy starring Campbell as the doomed king who unknowingly murders his father and subsequently marries his mother. The cast--made up of the Stratford, Ontario Festival Players--is superb, but this production belongs on the stage

and not the screen. Famed actor, playwright, and stage producer Guthrie picked up the directing credit for this picture. Rain went on to be the voice of the Hal 9000 computer in Stanley Kubrick's 2001: A SPACE ODYSSEY.

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  • Review: Stagy presentation of Yeats' version of the classic Greek tragedy starring Campbell as the doomed king who unknowingly murders his father and subsequently marries his mother. The cast--made up of the Stratford, Ontario Festival Players--is superb, but this… (more)

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