Desire Under the Elms
Desire Under the Elms (1958)

Based on the play by Eugene O'Neill, this film concerns a 19th-century New England farmer (Burl Ives) who makes a deal with a beautiful young immigrant (Sophia Loren) and marries her. The woman instead seduces his son (Anthony Perkins).

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: August 31, 2004
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jay nixon
Overwrought is too mild a word for this lulu of a gothic melodrama. Of course being a Eugene O'Neill story the epic tragedy is no surprise but it is turned… More
AJ Verser
Perkins gives a great performance in this movie of forbidden love, the story is really dramatic, suspenseful, and surprising. I really liked it.