Electra


1h 50m 1962

Brief Synopsis

A young princess plots to avenge her father's death by killing her mother.

Film Details

Genre
Drama
Adaptation
Foreign
Historical
Release Date
Jan 1962
Premiere Information
New York opening: 17 Dec 1962
Production Company
Finos Films
Distribution Company
Lopert Pictures
Country
Greece
Screenplay Information
Based on the play Elektra by Euripides (409 B.C.).

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 50m
Sound
Mono
Color
Black and White

Synopsis

The Greek tragedy as adapted from Euripides' play, in which a brother and sister conspire to destroy their mother, who was partly responsible for their father's murder.

Film Details

Genre
Drama
Adaptation
Foreign
Historical
Release Date
Jan 1962
Premiere Information
New York opening: 17 Dec 1962
Production Company
Finos Films
Distribution Company
Lopert Pictures
Country
Greece
Screenplay Information
Based on the play Elektra by Euripides (409 B.C.).

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 50m
Sound
Mono
Color
Black and White

Award Nominations

Best Foreign Language Film

1962

Quotes

Trivia

Notes

Filmed on location in Mycenae and Argos in 1961; original running time: 113 min.

Miscellaneous Notes

Voted One of the Year's Ten Best Films by the 1962 New York Times Film Critics.

Winner of a Special Award at the Cannes Film Festival for Best Film Adaptation, 1962.

Released in United States 1961

Released in United States August 26, 1961

Released in United States May 22, 1961

Shown at the Cannes Film Festival May 22, 1961.

Shown at the Venice Film Festival August 26, 1961.

Released in United States 1961

Released in United States May 22, 1961 (Shown at the Cannes Film Festival May 22, 1961.)

Released in United States August 26, 1961 (Shown at the Venice Film Festival August 26, 1961.)