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Mourning Becomes Electra (1947)

Mourning Becomes Electra
Running time: 173 min. | Genre: Drama
Mourning Becomes Electra

Synopsis

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.

Nominations & Awards

Academy Awards

Best Leading Actor (Michael Redgrave)
NOMINATED
Best Leading Actress (Rosalind Russell)
NOMINATED

Golden Globes Awards

Best Leading Actress (Rosalind Russell)
WINNER

Details

Original title

Mourning Becomes Electra

Director

Dudley Nichols

Producer

RKO Radio Pictures

Running time

173 min.

Screenwriter

Dudley Nichols (Obra: Eugene O'Neill)

Music

Richard Hageman

Cinematography

George Barnes (B&W)

Year

1947

Country

United States United States

 

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