Mourning Becomes Electra (1978)

TV Mini-Series  -   -  Drama
8.0
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 8.0/10 from 51 users  
Reviews: 8 user

Add a Plot

0Check in
0Share...

On Disc

at Amazon

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

Related Items

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Mourning Becomes Electra (1978– )

Mourning Becomes Electra (1978– ) on IMDb 8/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Mourning Becomes Electra.
Nominated for 1 Primetime Emmy. See more awards »

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

The story of a widow (in West Virginia) who takes in a drifter who she believes killed her husband. She begins to fall for him but cannot be sure if she should trust him.

Director: David Saperstein
Stars: Peter Weller, Kathy Baker, John Glover
Shakedown (1988)
Action | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

A legal attorney and renegade cop team up to stop a corrupt cop.

Director: James Glickenhaus
Stars: Peter Weller, Sam Elliott, Richard Brooks
Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

A man who recently completed rebuilding a townhouse becomes obsessed with a rat infestation until it becomes an interspecies duel.

Director: George P. Cosmatos
Stars: Peter Weller, Jennifer Dale, Lawrence Dane
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

A boozy Broadway actress comes out of a 12-week cure to face the problems of her best friends as well as her needy daughter. She tries to balance the terrors of returning to work with the ... See full summary »

Director: Glenn Jordan
Stars: Marsha Mason, Kristy McNichol, James Coco
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

An uncompromising, visionary architect struggles to maintain his integrity and individualism despite personal, professional and economic pressures to conform to popular standards.

Director: King Vidor
Stars: Gary Cooper, Patricia Neal, Raymond Massey
East of Eden (1955)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8/10 X  

In the Salinas Valley, in and around World War I, Cal Trask feels he must compete against overwhelming odds with his brother Aron for the love of their father Adam. Cal is frustrated at ... See full summary »

Director: Elia Kazan
Stars: James Dean, Raymond Massey, Julie Harris
The Silence (TV Movie 1975)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

A cadet at West Point is subjected to "internal exile", which means that other students refuse to talk to him or acknowledge his existence, after he is accused of violating the school's code of honor.

Director: Joseph Hardy
Stars: Richard Thomas, Cliff Gorman, George Hearn
Edit

Cast

Credited cast:
Stellar Bennett
...
 Seth
...
...
 Adam
...
Thomas Hill
...
...
 Hazel
Richard Russell Ramos
...
...
 Peter
Edit

Storyline

Add Full Plot | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Drama

Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

6 December 1978 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Great Performances: Mourning Becomes Electra  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

(in 5 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

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

Connections

Version of Mourning Becomes Electra (1947) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Searing American version of Greek tragedy by Eugene O'Neill
1 June 2009 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Like several of the other writers, I saw this on PBS when it came out (I was in high school) and for several weeks excitedly looked forward to each installment. It has absolutely lived up to my memory with brilliant performances by Joan Hackett, Bruce Davison, and especially the eerie Roberta Maxwell, whose eyes glow with almost psychotic intensity.

The story is an American version of the Orestes myth transported to the Civil War South and is full of Oedipal longings and twisted familial relationships. The dialogue is poetic and the acting is wonderful. Highly recommended.

Interestingly enough, Katherine Hepburn wanted to make a film of this play with herself as Lavinia and Greta Garbo as Christine. That would have been wonderful casting!


4 of 4 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
So where can I get this? Skylightmovies
Discuss Mourning Becomes Electra (1978) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page