Phaedra (1962)

Inspired by Euripedes' tragedy Hippolytus and set in modern times, this allegorical tale centers on the love triangle between a fabulously wealthy Greek shipping magnate, his lonely second wife, and his first-born son. The affair… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Genre: Drama
Release Date: January 1, 1962
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Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Phil Hall
Film Threat

Unlike wine, bad films do not get better with age.

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Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

I found it entertaining as a bad film, one that detracts from the Greek tragedy with ludicrous offerings of sex.

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Cole Smithey

"Phaedra" straddles a line between ancient and modern sensibilities. It is an undervalued and underseen example of mythology adapted to cinema.

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Stefanie C
Contrary to popular opinion, I really liked this movie. I thought that Mercouri and Perkins roles were well acted. The music was perfectly suited to the mood of… More
AJ Verser
I liked Perkins in this movie, but the rest of the cast isn't as good. The story is interesting too, and the ending is good, but I would have ended it… More
George Matalliotakis
An oddity of a film, unknown and underappreciated. It is it uneven and can be easily misunderstood as simple melodramatic pomp. However that is a judgment that… More