Oedipus Rex (1957 film)
|Directed by||Tyrone Guthrie|
|Produced by||Leonid Kipnis|
|Written by||William Butler Yeats adaptation of the play by Sophocles|
|Based on||Oedipus the King
|Starring||Douglas Rain, Douglas Campbell , Eric House, Robert Goodier, Donald Davis, Eleanor Stuart, Tony van Bridge, Eric House, William Hutt|
|Distributed by||Motion Picture Distributors|
The actors performed wearing masks, as was the practice in Ancient Greek theatre.
After the film was released comedic musician Tom Lehrer, noting that the film lacked a theme song "the people could hum", composed "Oedipus Rex", a satirical "theme song" for the film. The song is included on Lehrer's album An Evening Wasted With Tom Lehrer.
- Crowther, Bosley (January 8, 1957). "Movie Review: Oedipus Rex (1957) Screen: 'Oedipus Rex'; Staging at Canadian Festival Is Filmed". The New York Times. Retrieved October 24, 2013.
- Wyndham Wise (ed.). "Oedipus Rex". Take One's Essential Guide to Canadian Film. p. 155 http://books.google.com/books?id=m4Y_OgckDmIC&pg=PA155&lpg=PA155&dq=%22Oedipus+Rex+Productions%22&source=bl&ots=VSKIWiZtCs&sig=HLTXmKXTRWRRsvmzrbSt4gCc-ZY&hl=en&sa=X&ei=JX9oUqWZFMviyAGx7YCYBA&redir_esc=y#v=onepage&q=%22Oedipus%20Rex%20Productions%22&f=false. Retrieved October 24, 2013. Missing or empty
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