Mourning Becomes Electra (1947)

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Mourning Becomes Electra 1947 DVD (Region 1 - Playable in North America - The US, Canada, Mexico, etc.) Black and White.

Starring: Rosalind Russell, Michael Redgrave, Raymond Massey, Katina Paxinou, Leo Genn, Kirk Douglas, Henry Hull.

Rosalind Russell stars in this Eugene O'Neill legend of post-Civil War New England (loosely based on the Greek tragedy – The Oresteia). Russell plays Lavinia Mannon, the daughter of a returning war hero Ezra Mannon (Raymond Massey), who comes home to find his wife Christine (Katina Paxinou) in the arms of a younger man. Christine murders her husband, leaving it to her grown children - Russell and Michael Redgrave - to exact vengeance. The rather morbid plotline climaxes with Russell's descent into destructive self-righteousness and her brother's retreat into insanity.

Dark, brooding, and deeply disturbing, Mourning Becomes Electra deserves more attention and high praise than it has ever received.