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Plagues are ravaging Thebes, and the blind fortune-teller Tieresias tells Oedipus, the King, that the gods are unhappy. The murder of the former king has gone unavenged, and Oedipus sets out to find the killer.

  1. Don Taylor

    Director, Writer

  2. Sophocles


Top Billed Cast

  1. Michael Pennington

    Michael Pennington

    Oedipus Rex

  2. Claire Bloom

    Claire Bloom


  3. John Gielgud

    John Gielgud


  4. John Shrapnel

    John Shrapnel


  5. Cyril Cusack

    Cyril Cusack


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Theban Plays: Oedipus the King


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Status Released

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  • September 16, 1986


Original Language English

Runtime 1h 51m

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