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Oedipus Rex (1957)
Starring: Douglas Campbell, Douglas Rain, Eleanor Stuart
Director: Tyrone Guthrie
Category: Drama, Classic
Studio: Image Ent.
90 mins



When this landmark film production of one of the great dramas of all time appeared, it was hailed from all corners: "Spectacular and awesome… this film is a jewel of a great price!" raved The New York Times. The New York Herald Tribune echoed this praise, saying, "Time has not blunted its primeval power.It still hypnotizes us!"

Filmed by the famed British actor and director Sir Tyrone Guthrie, this elegant version of the play adds a brilliant stroke- the actors wear masks, thus performing their roles just as the Greeks did in Sophocle's time. This daring artistic more pays off in this final result. The story of Oedipus's gradual discovery of his primal crime- killing his father and marrying his mother- has influenced many of the great plays, films and books of our time. This film shows how few, if any, plays have retained as much emotional power over the ages as Oedipus Rex.