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September 1962 (Austria) See more »
A violent drama of profane love
The powerful Greek shipowner and constructor Thanos proposes to marry Phaedra during the baptism of a ship with her name... See more » | Add synopsis »
Nominated for Oscar. Another 1 win & 3 nominations See more »
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An excellent underestimated film of the 60's See more (39 total) »


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Melina Mercouri ... Phaedra

Anthony Perkins ... Alexis

Raf Vallone ... Thanos
Elizabeth Ercy ... Ercy (as Elisabeth Ercy)
Tzavalas Karousos (as T. Karoussos)
Zorz Sarri ... Ariadne (as George Sarris)
Andreas Filippides ... Andreas (as Andreas Philippides)
Olympia Papadouka ... Anna
Stelios Vokovich ... Stravos
Nikos Tzogias ... Felere (as Nicos Tzoyas)
Depi Martini ... Heleni (as Depy Martini)
Alexis Pezas ... Dimitri
Tasso Kavadia
Kostas Baladimas ... Dimo (as Dimos Baladinas)
Faidon Georgitsis
Giannis Bertos (as Yannis Bertos)
Phedon Papamichael (as Phaedon Papamichael)
George Txanis
Giorgos Panjas
E. Zachariades
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Elisabeth Mottet
Marc Bohan ... Himself (uncredited)

Jules Dassin ... Christo (uncredited)
Giorgos Karoussos ... The Old Man (uncredited)
Lillia Ralli ... Herself (uncredited)

Directed by
Jules Dassin 
Writing credits
Margarita Lymberaki (screenplay) (as Margarita Liberaki)

Jules Dassin 
Euripides  play "Hippolytus" (uncredited)
Margarita Lymberaki  original scenario (as Margarita Liberaki)

Produced by
Jules Dassin .... producer
Noël Howard .... associate producer
Original Music by
Mikis Theodorakis 
Cinematography by
Jacques Natteau (director of photography)
Film Editing by
Roger Dwyre 
Art Direction by
Max Douy 
Costume Design by
Theoni V. Aldredge  (as Denny Vachlioti)
Makeup Department
Anna Armaou .... makeup artist
Jill Carpenter .... makeup artist
Janine Casse .... makeup artist (uncredited)
Production Management
Margot Capelier .... assistant production manager (as Margo Capelier)
George Mills .... production manager
Michel Rittener .... production manager
Marios Stavropoulos .... production manager
Stefanos Vlachos .... assistant production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Ginette Diamant-Berger .... assistant director
Despina Kontogiorgou .... second assistant director
George Koukopoulos .... assistant director
Roy Millichip .... assistant director
Henry Wise .... second assistant director
Art Department
Maurice Barnathan .... set dresser
Jacques Douy .... assistant art director
Yannis Migadis .... assistant art director
Sound Department
Jacques Carrère .... sound engineer
Thanasis Georgiadis .... sound engineer (as Athanasios Giorgiadis)
Jacques Lebreton .... sound engineer
Visual Effects by
Jean Fouchet .... opticals
Camera and Electrical Department
Gilbert Chain .... camera operator
Roger Corbeau .... still photographer
Max Lechevallier .... assistant camera (as Max Le Chevalier)
Bernie Prentice .... gaffer
John von Kotze .... unit photographer: London (as John Kotze)
Editorial Department
Bernard Bourgoin .... assistant editor (as Bernard Bourgouin)
Johnny Dwyre .... assistant editor
Anne-Marie Philipe .... assistant editor (as Anne-Marie Philippe)
Music Department
Raymond Le Sénéchal .... music arranger: jazz (as Raymond Le Senechal)
Jacques Métehen .... conductor: orchestra (as Jacques Metehen)
Ida Presti .... musician: classic guitar (as Presti)
Other crew
Maya Caliga .... technical advisor
Jean Fouchet .... title designer: main title
Veta Pikologlou .... production secretary
Zoe Pitta .... production secretary
Alice Ziller .... script supervisor
Harriet Medin .... dialogue coach (uncredited)
Crew believed to be complete

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115 min
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Continuity: When Alexis goes to get the car from the garage toward the end of the movie, there is a very evident dent near the door handle. The dent is not evident when he gets out of the car in the next scene.See more »
Chorus:These people are like gods. They celebrate with fire in the sky.See more »


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26 out of 27 people found the following review useful.
An excellent underestimated film of the 60's, 15 December 2001

The truth is that the film has nothing to do with the classic tragedy of Eurypides, but it is own of the most romantic and tragic films of the 60's. It has own of the most erotic love scenes I ever seen, and one of the best musical score that I ever heard. Melina is more beautiful than ever, Anthony Perkins is excellent as the fragile stepson who is seduced by his father's wife(M.Mercouri.)Valone is superb as the Greek Tycoon. Someone must release again the VHS and the DVD and the CD, because it is a good movie, and it did not deserve the bad criticisms that it received when it was first released.

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