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Phaedra (1962)

Not Rated | | Drama | 1962 (Japan)
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The powerful Greek ship-owner and constructor Thanos proposes to marry Phaedra during the baptism of a ship with her name. Phaedra, who is the daughter of Thanos' greatest competitor, is a ... See full summary »

Director:

Jules Dassin

Writers:

Margarita Lymberaki (screenplay) (as Margarita Liberaki), Jules Dassin | 1 more credit »
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Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 1 win & 3 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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
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Storyline

The powerful Greek ship-owner and constructor Thanos proposes to marry Phaedra during the baptism of a ship with her name. Phaedra, who is the daughter of Thanos' greatest competitor, is a bored woman. Thanos gives an expensive ring to Phaedra and soon she learns that his estranged son from his first marriage, Alexis, has left the London School of Economics (L.S.E.) in London to dedicate himself to painting. Thanos asks Phaedra to travel to London to bring Alexis to meet him in Greece. When Phaedra meets Alexis, she falls in love with her step-son and seduces him. Their doomed love affair leads the family to a tragedy. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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The passion of Phaedra, who at the same moment embraced her love and her destruction. See more »

Genres:

Drama

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »
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Details

Country:

Greece | France | USA

Language:

English | Greek

Release Date:

1962 (Japan) See more »

Also Known As:

Fedra See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Joele, Jorilie, Melina Film See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Trivia

The car Phaedra buys her stepson is a 1960 Aston Martin DB4 MkII. See more »

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

Alexis: I don't call you "mother," do I?
Phaedra: If you do, I'll kill you.
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Referenced in Password: Anthony Perkins vs. Peggy Cass (1962) See more »

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Have searched in vain ......
7 March 2003 | by sandrajamesSee all my reviews

I have searched in vain for many years to locate a copy of this film, my very favourite film of all time. A true classic.

Having come across this brilliant site, I now know why I cannot purchase a copy!

I must reiterate previous postings - why oh why has no company decided to release this on video or DVD ???


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