Oedipus the King (1967)

UK,
97m
35mm film, Technicolor
mono, English

A British fantasy film directed by Philip Saville.

Plot Summary

In Greek , young nobleman murders his father to gain the throne, and marries his own mother. He gets his just desserts when the Gods become angry.

Credits

Crew
Director: Philip Saville
Crossroads World Film Services
Producer: Michael Luke
Associate Producer: Timothy Burrill
Production Manager: George Saris
Script: Michael Luke, Philip Saville
Play: Sophocles
Translation: Paul Roche
Director of Photography: Walter Lassally
Camera Operator: A. Karides Fuchs
Editor: Paul Davies
Music: Yannis Christou
Sound: Nick Despotidis
Costume Designer: Denny Vachlioti [real name: Theoni V. Aldredge]
Make Up: Ron Berkeley
Art Director: Yannis Migadis
Fight Advisor: Alf Joint

Cast
Christopher Plummer (Oedipus)
Lilli Palmer (Jocasta)
Richard Johnson (Creon)
Orson Welles (Tiresias)
Cyril Cusack (messenger)
Roger Livesey (Shepherd)
Donald Sutherland (chorus leader)
Friedrich von Ledebur (King Laius)
Dimos Starenios (priest)
Alexis Mann (palace official)
Oenone Luke (Antigone)
Cressida Luke (Xemene)
Minos Argyrakis, Manos Destounis, George Dialegmenos, Takis Emmanuel, Alexandros Maniatakis, George Oekonomou, Pan Panagiotopoulos, Nicos Paschalides, Paul Roche, Achilleas Scordilis, Grigoris Stefanides, Costas Themos, George Zaifidis (chorus)

Alternative Titles

Edipo re – Italian title
Edipo rey – Venezuelan title