Mourning Becomes Electra (1978)

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Release Date:

6 December 1978 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Great Performances: Mourning Becomes Electra  »

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(in 5 episodes)

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1.33 : 1
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Originally shown on Great Performances (1971). See more »


Version of Mourning Becomes Electra (1947) See more »

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9 August 2003 | by (Austin Texas) – See all my reviews

I agree with the above comment completely. O'Neill is not everyone's cup of tea, but if you ARE interested in some of the greatest American dramas ever penned, then O'Neill is for you. Yes, his plays are long and arduous but they reveal so much about the human condition, not to mention the writers', that it is worth the time it takes to read them or, as in this case, watch them. 'Mourning' may not be the best to cut your teeth on, so I might recommend "Long Day's Journey Into Night", "Moon for the Misbegotten" or "The Iceman Cometh" -- but no matter which you choose you are in for a wonderful theatrical and personal experience. This DVD was also enhanced by afterwords by Dr. Erich Segal and I appreciated his insights greatly. Highly recommended.

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