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Desire Under the Elms (1958)

Desire Under the Elms
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Sophia Loren Sophia Loren
Anna Cabot
Anthony Perkins Anthony Perkins
Eben Cabot
Burl Ives Burl Ives
Ephraim Cabot
Frank Overton Frank Overton
Simeon Cabot
Pernell Roberts Pernell Roberts
Peter Cabot
Rebecca Welles Rebecca Welles
Lucinda Cabot
Jean Willes Jean Willes
Florence Cabot
Anne Seymour Anne Seymour
Eben's Mother


Written by
Irwin Shaw Irwin Shaw
(screenplay)


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Desire Under the Elms

2 years, 7 months ago at Jul 8 18:18
I think something got lost in the translation of Eugene O’Neill’s Desire Under the Elms. Other films based on his work used the text as scripture and featured running times that hovered somewhere between two-and-a-half and three hours. Desire runs, roughly, an hour-forty. So pacing is obviously a problem.

The first act plods along slowly, detailing the barely contained rage and ... read more
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Ephraim Cabot is an old man of amazing vitality who loves his New England farm with a greedy passion. Hating him, and sharing his greed, are the sons of two wives Cabot has overworked into early graves. Most bitter is Eben, whose mother had owned most of the farm, and who feels who should be sole heir. When the old man brings home a new wife, Anna, she becomes a fierce contender to inherit the farm. Two of the sons leave when Eben gives them the fare in return for their shares of the farm. Meanwhile, Anna tries to cause some sparks by rubbing up against Eben.
Release date: 6 May 1958
UPC: 097360571240
Tags: Romance (1), Drama (1), 1958 (1)
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Desire Under the Elms

“I think something got lost in the translation of Eugene O’Neill’s Desire Under the Elms. Other films based on his work used the text as scripture and featured running times that hovered somewhere between two-and-a-half and three hours. Desire runs, roughly, an hour-forty. So pacing is obviously a problem.

The first act plods along slowly, detailing the barely contained rage and boiling resentments of Eben (Anthony Perkins) towards his dad, Ephraim (Burl Ives). They quarrel over who owns the rights towards the farm lands they live on, and there’s conflict between him and his two brothers who run out into the wider world the moment they see the opportunity. It all seems like the beginnings of a sobering, powerful drama in which familial strife comes to a head and tragedy occu” read more

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