The entire cast of this movie did an outstanding job. Let me start with Sophia Loren. As usual, Sophia is absolutely GORGEOUS in this film. Sophia's beauty is definitely in a category of its own. Also being Italian, no one can deny that Sophia's heavy Italian accent in the movie is genuine. It was also lovely to listen too. Of course Sophia had to speak English in this movie and she pronounced every word clearly and distinctly.
Eben Cabot knows where his father always kept his money hidden. When Eben was a little boy and his mother was still alive she showed him where his father hides his money and to never forget it. Eben's mother also told him that the land rightfully belongs to him when she dies. Eben who loves his mother dearly never forgot and vowed to make sure he gets what is rightfully his, which is the house and the land.
Eben Cabot is brilliantly played by Anthony Perkins. He is very handsome in this movie too.
Eben takes money out of the bag that his father has hidden and pays off his brothers Peter and Simeon to leave and also sign a legal document stating that both of them give up their rights to the house and land.
Pernell; Roberts and Frank Overton as brothers Peter and Simeon Cabot.
Ephraim Cabot, played by Burl Ives, brings home his new wife Anna.
This is the ending scene of Ephraim standing under a tree alone. Ephraim still has his land, house and money but he drove away everyone in his family so what good is it to have all of those things if no one loves you or wants to be around you. The ending did seem kind of sudden though. All in all this is a very good movie and it kept me engaged.
Anthony Perkins during early movie production.
During filming of Desire Under the Elms.