Desire Under the Elms

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Desire Under the Elms ★★½ 1958

Ives, the patriarch of an 1840s New England farming family, takes a young wife (Loren) who promptly has an affair with her stepson. Loren's American film debut. Based on the play by Eugene O'Neill. 114m/B VHS, DVD . Sophia Loren, Anthony Perkins, Burl Ives, Frank Overton; D: Delbert Mann; C: Daniel F. Fapp; M: Elmer Bernstein.