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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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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 »

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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.
[laughs]
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Version of Othello (1981) See more »

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Sax Reference
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Written by Philip Green and Kenny Napper
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Groovy Inter-Racial Jazz Drama
24 December 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

For lovers of jazz and racial harmony, this groovy British movie has it all. Some of the best jazz musicians of the era. Blacks and whites getting along just fine. And a fascinating performance by Patrick McGoohan -- who plays a scheming drummer hell-bent on splitting up an inter-racial marriage in order to form his own band.

The movie is set in the docklands area of London with a plot loosely based on Shakespeare's "Othello". The acting and direction are generally good with noirish cinematography. But the main attraction is the jazz -- with such luminaries as Dave Brubeck, Johnny Dankworth, Tubby Hayes, and Charlie Mingus happily jamming throughout the movie.

Paul Harris delivers an impressive performance as an African-American band leader with a stage presence similar to Morgan Freeman. The rest of the cast are natural and convincing, especially the lovely Maria Velasco, who is in another inter-racial relationship. But the movie belongs to McGoohan, whose deeply flawed character, insanely brilliant drumming (not dubbed!), and maniacal scheming are a wonder to behold.

This minor classic is available as a high-quality German all-region DVD (Die Heisse Nacht) with an English sound track.


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