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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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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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Patrick McGoohan's character "Johnny Cousin" uses the phrase "Be seeing you" when he says goodbye to the road manager "Berger" towards the end of the movie. This is a commonly heard phrase in The Prisoner (1967), The Prisoner (2009), and was also one of McGoohan's catchphrases in Danger Man (1960) and Secret Agent (1964) . See more »

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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.
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Jazz Othello
10 April 2009 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I had never heard of this film, so I didn't know what to expect. I figured that anything featuring Attenborough and McGoohan had to be good...and I was right.

The film begins with preparations for a big jazz party honoring Rex and Delia's first anniversary. When they walk through the door, we get a big surprise: Rex is black and Delia is white. (Mixed-race couples were rare on screen in 1962, although they're now "de rigeur" in British TV and film.) When McGoohan's character started his scheming, it finally dawned on me that I was watching OTHELLO in a warehouse!

The screenwriters did a decent job of condensing Shakespeare's play into 90 minutes and bringing it up to date, but they chose to change the ending, which may disappoint die-hard fans of the Bard.

What makes this movie stand out is the cast of supporting characters: great jazz players of the early 1960s. The three headliners are Dave Brubeck (playing "Unsquare Dance"), bassist Charles Mingus, and sax player/bandleader Johnny Dankworth. But there are many second- tier players who contribute to the swinging atmosphere.

This film would be of interest to students of Shakespeare, or lovers of jazz. And if you like the idea of a "jazz summit" in a film, also check out A SONG IS BORN, a Danny Kaye comedy from 1948. The jazzers outshine the actors in that one; in ALL NIGHT LONG, it's a dead heat.


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