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Desire Under the Elms (1958)  link to Desire Under the Elms on IMDb  

Number: 50

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IMDb Rating:
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6.6/10 (837 votes)

Country: English, 111 minutes

Spoken Languages: English

Genre(s): Drama, Romance

Director(s): Delbert Mann

Cast: Sophia Loren (as Anna Cabot), Anthony Perkins (as Eben Cabot), Burl Ives (as Ephraim Cabot), Frank Overton (as Simeon Cabot), Pernell Roberts (as Peter Cabot)

Medium: VHS tape,

Plot Outline: 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.

Loaned: No

Aspect ratio: 1.85:1

Apr 26, 2017