Desire Under the Elms(Movie, 1958)

1h 51min | Genres: Drama, Romance / Love
Desire Under the ElmsRating: 3.4/5 (with 88 votes)
Desire Under the Elms is a 1958 American film version of the 1924 play Desire Under the Elms written by Eugene O'Neill. The film was directed by Delbert Mann from a screenplay by O'Neill and Irwin Shaw. The cast included Sophia Loren as Abbie (known as Anna in the film), Anthony Perkins as Eben, Burl Ives as Ephraim, Frank Overton as Simeon, and Pernell Roberts as Peter. The film was nominated for Best Black and White Cinematography (Daniel L. Fapp) at the Academy Awards and Laurel Awards in 1959. It was also entered into the 1958 Cannes Film Festival. ()
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Awards & Nominations for Desire Under the Elms

Academy Award for Best Cinematography, Black-And-White

About Desire Under the Elms

Ephraim Cabot is an old man of amazing vitality who loves his New England farm with a greedy passion. Hating him, and sharing his greed, are the sons of two wives Cabot has overworked into early graves. Most bitter is Eben, whose mother had owned most of the farm, and who feels who should be sole heir. When the old man brings home a new wife, Anna, she becomes a fierce contender to inherit the farm. Two of the sons leave when Eben gives them the fare in return for their shares of the farm. Meanwhile, Anna tries to cause some sparks by rubbing up against Eben.

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Additional Information

Production country: United States of America (USA)
Plays in: Connecticut
Original language: English (EN)
Spoken languages: English (EN)
Translated into 11 languages: Bulgarian (BG), German (DE), Greek (EL), English (EN), Spanish (ES), French (FR), Hungarian (HU), Italian (IT), Polish (PL), Portuguese (PT), Russian (RU)
Status: Released
Release date US: 03/12/1958
Director: Delbert Mann
Producer: Don Hartman
Screenwriter: Irwin Shaw, Eugene O'Neill
Director of Photography: Daniel L. Fapp
Composer: Elmer Bernstein
Costume designer: Dorothy Jeakins

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