Mourning Becomes Electra
Mourning Becomes Electra (1947)

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… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: November 19, 1947
DVD Release Date: December 21, 2004
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Dennis Schwartz
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The long, talky film, based on an ancient Greek tragedy play, was a bomb at the box office.

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Nick Davis
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More than a curio.... The awkward style and portentous structure of Nichols' film astonishes possess an integritiy that commands attention. Formidable, and memorable.

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Phil Hall
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How to wreck a dramatic masterpiece in three grueling hours.

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Aj V
A classic story is brought to film, but it's so long and boring that it's hard to keep interest in the story. Maybe if you're a big fan of the… More
jay nixon
Miscast, stagnant version of something that's heavy going to begin with. Redgrave is good as Orin the haunted son. Rosalind tries but is just the wrong… More
John Ballantine
Brutally long for an unpolished piece, Mourning Becomes Electra causes you to twitch as you realize that you still have ages to go before the end.