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All Night Long -- In this update of "Othello," a black jazz bandleader, due to the comments of his drummer, believes his white singer wife to be unfaith- ful, and tries to strangle her during an all-night party.

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Director:
Writers (WGA):
Nel King (written by) and
Paul Jarrico (written by) (originally as Peter Achilles)
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Release Date:
17 April 1963 (USA) See more »
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Plot:
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. | Add synopsis »
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Some terrific music and visuals and some clunky plot twists See more (16 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)

Patrick McGoohan ... Johnny Cousin
Keith Michell ... Cass Michaels

Betsy Blair ... Emily
Paul Harris ... Aurelius Rex
Marti Stevens ... Delia Lane

Richard Attenborough ... Rod Hamilton
Bernard Braden ... Lou Berger
Harry Towb ... Phales
María Velasco ... Benny

Dave Brubeck ... 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
Allan Ganley ... Himself - Drums
Tubby Hayes ... Himself - Tenor Sax and Vibes
Barry Morgan ... Himself - Bongos
Kenny Napper ... Himself - Bass
Colin Purbrook ... Himself - Piano

John Scott ... Himself - Alto Sax and Flute (as Johnny Scott)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Michael Anthony ... Caterer (uncredited)
David Cargill ... Musician (uncredited)

Michael Corcoran ... Bartender (uncredited)
Nick Edmett ... Tuttle (uncredited)
Graydon Gould ... Guest (uncredited)

Geoffrey Holder ... Himself (uncredited)
Sheldon Lawrence ... Musician (uncredited)
Gabriella Licudi ... Girl (uncredited)
Carol White ... Lucille (uncredited)
Jennifer White ... Girl (uncredited)

Directed by
Basil Dearden 
 
Writing credits
(WGA)
Nel King (written by) and
Paul Jarrico (written by) originally as Peter Achilles

William Shakespeare  play "Othello" (uncredited)

Produced by
Basil Dearden .... co-producer
Michael Relph .... producer
Bob Roberts .... producer
 
Original Music by
Philip Green 
 
Cinematography by
Edward Scaife 
 
Film Editing by
John D. Guthridge 
 
Casting by
Weston Drury Jr. (uncredited)
 
Art Direction by
Ray Simm 
 
Costume Design by
Julie Harris 
 
Makeup Department
Stella Rivers .... hair stylist
Paul Rabiger .... assistant makeup artist (uncredited)
 
Production Management
William Hill .... production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Stanley Hosgood .... assistant director
Alex Carver-Hill .... third assistant director (uncredited)
Terence A. Clegg .... second assistant director (uncredited)
 
Art Department
George Ball .... chargehand props (uncredited)
Peter James .... set dresser (uncredited)
Ronnie Udell .... construction manager (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Bill Daniels .... sound recordist
Christopher Lancaster .... sound
Robert T. MacPhee .... sound recordist
Harry Fairbairn .... boom operator (uncredited)
Graham V. Hartstone .... playback operator (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Colin Corby .... clapper loader (uncredited)
Wally Fairweather .... focus puller (uncredited)
Ian Jeayes .... still photographer (uncredited)
George Courtney Ward .... still photographer (uncredited)
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Dorothy Edwards .... wardrobe supervisor (uncredited)
Bert Simmonds .... wardrobe master (uncredited)
 
Editorial Department
Stephen Durbridge .... second assistant editor (uncredited)
Marcel Durham .... first assistant editor (uncredited)
 
Music Department
Tubby Hayes .... composer: additional music "The Chase"
Kenny Napper .... composer: additional music "Sax Reference"
John Scott .... composer: additional music "Scott-Free"
Ronnie Ross .... musician (uncredited)
 
Other crew
Susan Dyson .... continuity
John L. Hargreaves .... production accountant (as John Hargeaves)
Lorely Farley .... production secretary (uncredited)
Diana Hawkins .... publicist (uncredited)
 

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Runtime:
91 min
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Aspect Ratio:
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Certification:
Finland:K-16 | Netherlands:14 (original rating) | Sweden:15 | UK:A

Did You Know?

Trivia:
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 »
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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Movie Connections:
Version of Othello (1962) (TV)See more »
Soundtrack:
Sweet LorraineSee more »

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Some terrific music and visuals and some clunky plot twists, 21 June 2015
Author: secondtake from United States

All Night Long (1962)

If you love jazz, you might want to check out this low budget, offbeat film about the fringes of the jazz scene as the Bob era was devolving into smaller commercial and (frankly) white audiences. It's set in Mod England, but the idea is quite American—the music, above all, but also the script and production.

If you liked the television series "The Prisoner" you might also like checking out that show's star, Patrick McGoohan, who stars here. And then, if you appreciate very loose adaptations of Shakespeare (like the nearly concurrent "West Side Story") you might see the strains of Othello at work here.

I liked it, but I know that it's largely just a curiosity, as a movie. Well, it's been deemed an "important" film by Criterion, which has released one of their spiffy (gorgeous) versions on DVD, and I think that's accurate, even if the dramatics (and a couple of plot tricks using a tape recorder) are sometimes strained. The whole enterprise feels like an art film, with a weird layer of pretension that I suppose comes from the Shakespearean overlay.

As for the jazz? Well, Charles Mingus and Dave Brubeck should be enough for you. Great stuff that you just wish lasted longer. What else? There is a liberal acceptance of the mixing of cultures and races that's great (and you have to remember how weird this was in movies back then)—the two leads beyond McGoohan are a mixed-race couple. And then there is the set itself, a single spacious club with a stairway at one end, where the camera moves with crisp authority.

Like lots of director Basil Dearden's movies, this one is different and fascinating and not quite as brilliant or insightful as it needs to be. But yeah, watch it. It's a subculture classic, for sure. With great music.

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