Monday, November 15, 2010

Eugene O'Neill's Mourning Becomes Electra (1947)

Mother and Daughter... Loving the Same Man - And Hating Each Other! Near the end of the Civil War, the proud residents of Mannon Manor await the return of shipping tycoon Ezra Mannon (The Old Dark House Raymond Massey) and son Orin (Dead of Night's Michael Redgrave). Poisoning, infidelity, gunshots and shocking family secrets explode in a haunting climax that will never be forgotten. Adapted from the classic play by Eugene O'Neill, this powerhouse classic is a tour de force of American cinema, now presented in the longest restored version in existence.

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