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14 June 1968
An unsurpassed cast in one of the great plays of the ages -- now on the screen!
Oedipus the King Wikipedia »
Oedipus the King is a 1968 film directed by Philip Saville based on the Athenian tragedy Oedipus the King by Sophocles. The film boasts an all-star cast, including Christopher Plummer as Oedipus, Lilli Palmer as Jocasta, Orson Welles as Tiresias, Richard Johnson as Creon, Roger Livesey as the Shepherd, and Donald Sutherland as the leading Member of the Chorus. Sutherland's voice, however, was dubbed by another actor. Filmed in Greece at a ruined Greek theatre in Dodoni, it was not seen in Europe and the U.S. until the 1970s and 1980s after legal release and distribution rights were granted to video and TV and was considered a rare film.