Eugene O'Neill's riveting play about a family torn apart by greed explodes onto the screen in a soaring film version starring Anthony Perkins and Sophia Loren. Perkins is the farmer's son Eben, awaiting the day he will inherit the land from his tyrannical, widowed father (Burl Ives). But when Eben's father takes a new wife and announces he'll leave the farm to her, passions erupt in a fiery night of lust and fury between Eben and his new stepmother (Sophia Loren).With a sweeping score by Elmer Bernstein, Desire Under the Elms sizzles with a heated story of passion unleashed and temptation unbridled, and a heavy price paid for the pleasures of sin.

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Desire Under the Elms (1958)

Romance/Drama · 1h 51m

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Eugene O'Neill's riveting play about a family torn apart by greed explodes onto the screen in a soaring film version starring Anthony Perkins and Sophia Loren. Perkins is the farmer's son Eben, awaiting the day he will inherit the land from his tyrannical, widowed father (Burl Ives). But when Eben's father takes a new wife and announces he'll leave the farm to her, passions erupt in a fiery night of lust and fury between Eben and his new stepmother (Sophia Loren).With a sweeping score by Elmer Bernstein, Desire Under the Elms sizzles with a heated story of passion unleashed and temptation unbridled, and a heavy price paid for the pleasures of sin.

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Released
Cast
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Sophia Loren

Anna Cabot
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Anthony Perkins

Eben Cabot
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Burl Ives

Ephriam Cabot
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Frank Overton

Simeon Cabot
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Pernell Roberts

Peter Cabot
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Rebecca Welles

Lucinda Cabot (as Rebecca Wells)
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Jean Willes

Florence Cabot
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Anne Seymour

Eben's Mother
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Roy Fant

Fiddler
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Edna Bennett

Housewife Gossip (uncredited)
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Butch Bernard

Eben as a Boy (uncredited)
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Florine Carlan

Young Girl (uncredited)
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Robert Cass

Seth - Deputy (uncredited)
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Vera Denham

Farm Woman (uncredited)
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Harvey B. Dunn

Farmer (uncredited)
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Dick Elliott

Old Farmer (uncredited)
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Jamie Forster

Farmer (uncredited)
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Greta Granstedt

Men (uncredited)
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Sandra Harrison

Young Girl (uncredited)
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Richard Kipling

Doctor (uncredited)
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Charlotte Knight

Midwife (uncredited)
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Ezelle Poule

Farm Woman (uncredited)
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Lucille Vance

Housewife Gossip (uncredited)
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Robert Williams

Jim, the Sheriff (uncredited)
Crew
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Delbert Mann

Director
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Irwin Shaw

Writer
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Eugene O'Neill

Writer
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Desire Under the Elms

(DVD)

8/31/2004

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