Mourning Becomes Electra
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Mourning Becomes Electra
Eugene O'Neill's updated version of the Orestaia. In New England, after the American Civil War, a war-weary Agamem--er, Ezra Mannon comes home to his unhappy wife (Christine) and loving daughter (Lavinia). But Lavinia's ex-suitor, Adam Brant, has become Christine's lover, and together Adam and Christine plot to poison Ezra. When they succeed, Lavinia turns to her brother Orin to help bring the lovers to justice, but when they succeed, Orin goes mad and his suicide note may come between Lavinia and her new suitor, Peter Niles.

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"The long, talky film, based on an ancient Greek tragedy play, was a bomb at the box office."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
"More than a curio.... The awkward style and portentous structure of Nichols' film astonishes possess an integritiy that commands attention. Formidable, and memorable."
‑ Nick Davis, Nick's Flick Picks
"How to wreck a dramatic masterpiece in three grueling hours."
‑ Phil Hall, Film Threat
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