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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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Jazz Othello See more (15 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
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 Omkara (2006)See more »
Soundtrack:
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6 out of 6 people found the following review useful.
Jazz Othello, 10 April 2009
Author: LCShackley from United States

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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