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Mourning Becomes Electra

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Original title
Mourning Becomes Electra
Year
Running time
173 min.
Country
United States United States
Director
Screenwriter
Dudley Nichols (Play: Eugene O'Neill)
Music
Richard Hageman
Cinematography
George Barnes (B&W)
Cast
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Producer
RKO Radio Pictures
Genre
Drama
Synopsis / Plot
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.
Awards
1947: 2 Nominations for Oscar: Best Actor (Michael Redgrave), Actress (Rosalind Russell)
1947: Golden Globe: Best Actress (Rosalind Russell)
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