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All Night Long (1962)

 -  Drama  -  17 April 1963 (USA)
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The film, based on Othello, is neatly positioned as a vehicle to showcase some of the best Jazz musicians of the period - including Dave Brubeck and Charlie Mingus.

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Keith Michell ...
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Emily
Paul Harris ...
Marti Stevens ...
Delia Lane
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Rod Hamilton
Bernard Braden ...
Harry Towb ...
Phales
María Velasco ...
Benny
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Himself - Piano
John Dankworth ...
Himself - Alto Sax (as Johnny Dankworth)
Charles Mingus ...
Himself - Bass
Bert Courtley ...
Himself - Trumpet
Keith Christie ...
Himself - Trombone
Ray Dempsey ...
Himself - Guitar
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The film, based on Othello, is neatly positioned as a vehicle to showcase some of the best Jazz musicians of the period - including Dave Brubeck and Charlie Mingus.

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17 April 1963 (USA)  »

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Ao longo da noite  »

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Unusually for a film of its time, this features two highly contentious subjects. One is that characters are clearly seen smoking spliffs. The other is that there are two mixed-race relationships featured in the film - and neither of them warrants a mention. See more »

Quotes

Johnnie Cousin: Me? Oh, I belong to that new minority group: white American jazz musicians. They're going to hold a mass meeting in a phone booth.
[laughs]
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Version of Shakespeare: The Animated Tales: Othello (1994) See more »

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The Chase
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Written by Philip Green and Tubby Hayes
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Forgotten Classic?
29 August 2013 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

The film, based on Othello, is neatly positioned as a vehicle to showcase some of the best Jazz musicians of the period -- including Dave Brubeck and Charlie Mingus.

What is most interesting about this film is how it handles racial relations. That was an important part of "Othello", but really defined the 1960s. I love how 1963 was the year of the "I Have a Dream" speech, but already in England films like this had blacks and whites mingling without any sort of trouble. How much more mature they were...

The film was released by The Criterion Collection in January 2011, and it deserved to be. Criterion has done a great job of finding lost classics and cleaning them up -- the beautiful black and white cinematography deserves to be seen, and the jazz soundtrack deserves to be heard.


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