Desire Under the Elms Movie Review 1958

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Ives, the patriarch of an 1840s New England farming family, takes a young wife (Loren) who promptly has an affair with her stepson. Loren's American film debut. Based on the play by Eugene O'Neill.


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Available on VHS, DVD
Running time 114 minutes.

Cast and Crew

Adapted from a Play, Marriage, Plays to Film: Eugene O'Neill, Farm Livin', Family Drama
Sophia Loren, Anthony Perkins, Burl Ives, Frank Overton
Daniel F. Fapp
Delbert Mann
Elmer Bernstein
Paramount Pictures

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