Desire under the Elms (1957)

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Ageing farmer marries young Italian girl who falls in love with his youngest son and has a baby by him. The old man believing it to be his child is so overjoyed that he tells his son that he will leave the farm to his wife and the child. The son goes away and the girl kills her baby. Screenplay by Irwin Shaw Adaptation of the play by Eugene O'Neill

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