Phaedra (1962)

115 mins | Drama | 1962

Director:

Jules Dassin

Producer:

Jules Dassin

Cinematographer:

Jacques Natteau

Editor:

Roger Dwyre

Production Designer:

Max Douy

Production Companies:

Melinafilm, Jorilie Productions
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HISTORY

Filmed in Greece, France, and Great Britain. Jorilie Productions is credited only by U. S. copyright source; French coproduction status is ... More Less

Filmed in Greece, France, and Great Britain. Jorilie Productions is credited only by U. S. copyright source; French coproduction status is unconfirmed. More Less

CAST
PRODUCTION CREDITS
NAME
PARENT COMPANY
PRODUCTION COMPANIES
DISTRIBUTION COMPANY
NAME
CREDITED AS
CREDIT
DIRECTORS
PRODUCERS
Assoc prod
PHOTOGRAPHY
ART DIRECTOR
Art dir
FILM EDITOR
Film ed
SET DECORATOR
COSTUMES
Cost des
MUSIC
Mus score
Toccata and fugue in f-major
MAKEUP
Makeup
Hairstyles
PRODUCTION MISC
Prod mgr
Prod mgr
SOURCES
LITERARY
Based on the play Hippolytus by Euripides (428 B.C.)
AUTHOR
DETAILS
Premiere Information:
New York opening: 18 October 1962
Copyright Claimant:
Melinafilm
Copyright Date:
15 October 1962
Copyright Number:
LP23096
Duration(in mins):
115
Country:
United States
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

Phaedra, the second wife of Thanos Kyrilis, a powerful Greek shipowner, is persuaded by her husband to go to London and urge Alexis, his 24-year-old son by a previous marriage, to return to Greece for the summer. Immediately attracted to each other, the young man and the older woman become involved in a passionate love affair in Paris. When they return to Thanos' home on the Aegean island of Hydra, Alexis is racked with guilt. Thanos, delighted to have his son back, makes plans for him to enter the family business and marry the daughter of another shipbuilding tycoon with whom he is planning to merge. The jealous Phaedra, determined not to give up Alexis, confronts Thanos and tells him that she has been unfaithful with his son. In a rage, Thanos denounces his wife and mercilessly beats his son. As Alexis is about to leave, Phaedra asks him to take her with him, but he refuses and drives his car off a seacliff road. Phaedra goes to her room and swallows a lethal dose of sleeping pills, leaving Thanos to face the death of his son and his ... +


Phaedra, the second wife of Thanos Kyrilis, a powerful Greek shipowner, is persuaded by her husband to go to London and urge Alexis, his 24-year-old son by a previous marriage, to return to Greece for the summer. Immediately attracted to each other, the young man and the older woman become involved in a passionate love affair in Paris. When they return to Thanos' home on the Aegean island of Hydra, Alexis is racked with guilt. Thanos, delighted to have his son back, makes plans for him to enter the family business and marry the daughter of another shipbuilding tycoon with whom he is planning to merge. The jealous Phaedra, determined not to give up Alexis, confronts Thanos and tells him that she has been unfaithful with his son. In a rage, Thanos denounces his wife and mercilessly beats his son. As Alexis is about to leave, Phaedra asks him to take her with him, but he refuses and drives his car off a seacliff road. Phaedra goes to her room and swallows a lethal dose of sleeping pills, leaving Thanos to face the death of his son and his wife. +

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Offscreen Credit
Name Occurs Before Title
AFI Life Achievement Award

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