Oedipus the King


1h 37m 1968

Brief Synopsis

This classic (Greek) tale tells how a noble youth accidentally marries his own mother, kills his own father (deliberately) and ends up paying a terrible price for invoking the wrath of the Gods.

Film Details

Release Date
Jan 1968
Premiere Information
New York opening: 18 Sep 1968
Production Company
Crossroads Films; Universal Pictures, Ltd.; World Film Service Productions
Distribution Company
Universal Pictures
Country
United Kingdom
Location
Dodona, Greece
Screenplay Information
Based on the play Oedipus Rex by Sophocles (ca. 429 B.C.).

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 37m
Sound
Mono
Color
Color (Technicolor)

Synopsis

The film is a screen version of the famous Greek tragedy by Sophocles.

Film Details

Release Date
Jan 1968
Premiere Information
New York opening: 18 Sep 1968
Production Company
Crossroads Films; Universal Pictures, Ltd.; World Film Service Productions
Distribution Company
Universal Pictures
Country
United Kingdom
Location
Dodona, Greece
Screenplay Information
Based on the play Oedipus Rex by Sophocles (ca. 429 B.C.).

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 37m
Sound
Mono
Color
Color (Technicolor)

Quotes

Trivia

'Donald Sutherland' 's voice was dubbed by an another actor.

Notes

Location scenes filmed in Dodona, Greece. Opened in London in June 1968.

Miscellaneous Notes

Released in United States December 7, 1967

Released in United States September 18, 1968

Released in United States Winter December 7, 1968

Released in United States December 7, 1967 (New York City)

Released in United States Winter December 7, 1968

Released in United States September 18, 1968