Desire under the Elms
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Desire under the Elms

Director: Delbert Mann

Cast: Delbert Mann, Sophia Loren, Anthony Perkins, Burl Ives

     
 

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Director Delbert Mann and screenwriter Irwin Shaw adapt Eugene O'Neill's 20th-century version of a Greek tragedy to the screen with a bit more discretion than need be. The story takes place in the New England of the 1840s. Emotionally cool but passionately hot farmer Burl Ives the smoldering Sophia Loren as his third wife. Anthony Perkins arrives to ignite this powder

Overview

Director Delbert Mann and screenwriter Irwin Shaw adapt Eugene O'Neill's 20th-century version of a Greek tragedy to the screen with a bit more discretion than need be. The story takes place in the New England of the 1840s. Emotionally cool but passionately hot farmer Burl Ives the smoldering Sophia Loren as his third wife. Anthony Perkins arrives to ignite this powder keg of pent-up lust, with Perkins and Loren engaging in a semi-incestuous love affair. When Loren becomes pregnant, Ives thinks the child is his own and the heat it turned up considerably. And with Eugene O'Neill aping Greek tragedy, could infanticide be far behind?

Product Details

Release Date:
08/31/2004
UPC:
0097360571240
Original Release:
1958
Rating:
NR
Source:
Paramount
Region Code:
1
Time:
1:51:00

Special Features

Closed Caption; Widescreen version enhanced for 16:9 TVs; Dolby Digital: English Mono, French Mono; English subtitles

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Scene Index

Side #1 --
1. Rightful Owner [6:22]
2. Moving Stones [10:12]
3. Pay Off [5:38]
4. New Wife [9:47]
5. Confrontation [8:14]
6. Plans for the Future [6:45]
7. True Feelings [9:17]
8. Almost Caught [10:50]
9. Just in Time [6:27]
10. A Celebration [6:48]
11. Forced Happiness [6:54]
12. Revenge [8:10]
13. Anna's Confession [10:00]
14. The Sheriff Arrives [5:36]

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