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September 1962 (Austria) See more »
A violent drama of profane love See more »
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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A ture lost "classic" 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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Did You Know?

The car Phaedra buys her stepson is a 1960 Aston Martin DB4 MkII.See more »
Factual errors: Hydra is the Greek island to which Raf Vallone ships Anthony Perkin's Aston-Martin sports car -- but by law no cars or motorbikes are allowed on Hydra! That doesn't stop Perkins from tearing around the island at top speed and shouting along to Bach on the car radio.See more »
Thanos:[to Alexis, after Phaedra has told him the truth about her affair with Alexis] My whole life... my whole life, you make my whole life DIRTY!See more »


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29 out of 31 people found the following review useful.
A ture lost "classic", 8 November 1999
Author: clive-13 from United States

There are few films that one remembers like the nostalgia of a lost love. Phaedra has this effect on me. I saw it at a "foreign" film festival at Metropolitan State College in Denver Colorado when I was 20 years old in l965. Perkins will always bring to mind the "angst" ridden, melancholy young man, a role he truly "lives" in this brilliantly updated Greek tradegy. Melina M was never more alluring and exotic. When you combine the chemistry of these two unusual actors with the ancient fear of incest and deceit that Phaedra represents you get stunning performances from the two leads. I also was mesmerized by the haunting and seductive soundtrack from this film. The best description for it is "greek jazz",although that certainly doesn't describe it well. I bought the vinyl 33 in a used record shop in 1989 and copied it to tape. It travels with me in my car and is played quite frequently. Is there any hope of this film ever becoming available to vhs? Who knows. All I know is that the "fireplace" seduction scene has few equals in any other contemporary film for raw sensualism and erotic power.

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