BBC Sunday-Night Theatre (1950–1959)

Mourning Becomes Elektra 

Eugene O'Neill's updated version of the Orestaia. In New England, after the American Civil War, a war-weary Ezra Mannon comes home to his unhappy wife (Christine) and loving daughter (... See full summary »

Writers:

Royston Morley (adaptation), Eugene O'Neill

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Cast

Episode cast overview:
Catherine Lacey ... Christine Mannon
Marjorie Mars Marjorie Mars ... Lavinia Mannon
Patrick Macnee ... Captain Peter Niles
Mark Dignam ... Brigadier-General Ezra Mannon
Reginald Tate ... Captain Adam Brant
Charles Farrell ... Seth Beckwith
Joy Shelton ... Hazel Niles
Andrew Osborn Andrew Osborn ... First Lieutenant Orin Mannon
Willoughby Gray ... Ira Mackel
Edward Byrne Edward Byrne ... Chantyman
MacDonald Parke MacDonald Parke ... Amos Ames
Neil McCallum Neil McCallum ... Abner Small
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Eugene O'Neill's updated version of the Orestaia. In New England, after the American Civil War, a war-weary Ezra Mannon comes home to his unhappy wife (Christine) and loving daughter (Lavinia). But Lavinia's ex-suitor, Adam Brant, has become Christine's lover, and together Adam and Christine plot to poison Ezra. When they succeed, Lavinia turns to her brother Orin to help bring the lovers to justice, but when they succeed, Orin goes mad and his suicide note may come between Lavinia and her new suitor, Peter Niles. Written by Kathy Li

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Genres:

Drama

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

30 March 1952 (UK) See more »

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(two 100-minute episodes)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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