(out of 5)
Boring adaptation of Eugene O’Neill’s play features an early English-speaking performance by Sophia Loren. Anthony Perkins plays a farmboy whose widowed father (Burl Ives) brings home a foreign woman (Loren) as his new wife. Perkins is angry about the situation, then finds himself at a moral crossroads when he develops true feelings for her and she returns them. Not nearly passionate enough, and certainly too stagy a film treatment, the tedium of this film is further compounded by Loren’s still-poor English preventing her giving the good performance she was capable of.
Directed by Delbert Mann
Cinematography by Daniel L. Fapp
Produced by Don Hartman
Music by Elmer Bernstein
Costume Design by Dorothy Jeakins
Film Editing by George Boemler