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Long Day's Journey Into Night (1962)

Author Eugene O'Neill gives an autobiographical account of his explosive homelife, fused by a drug-addicted mother, a father who wallows in drink after realizing he is no longer a famous ... See full summary »

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Author Eugene O'Neill gives an autobiographical account of his explosive homelife, fused by a drug-addicted mother, a father who wallows in drink after realizing he is no longer a famous actor and an older brother who is emotionally unstable and a misfit. The family is reflected by the youngest son, who is a sensitive and aspiring writer. Written by Marc Andreu <mandreu@mediapark.es>

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The Most Shattering...Shocking Journey the Screen Ever Took Into the Human Soul! See more »

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27 November 1963 (Argentina)  »

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Larga jornada hacia la noche  »

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The Broadway play by Eugene O'Neill opened at the Helen Hayes Theater in New York on November 7, 1956 and ran for 390 performances. The stage production included Florence Eldridge, Fredric March and Katharine Ross and won the 1957 Tony Award for the Best Play and the Pulitzer Prize in Drama in 1957. See more »

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In the climatic final scene as Mary wanders about her empty house, the shadow of a crew member is visible in the room. See more »

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James Tyrone: [Edmund has just recited a piece of poetry] You recite it well... Who wrote it?
Edmund Tyrone: Baudelaire.
James Tyrone: [Dismissively] Never heard of him. Where you get your taste in authors...
James Tyrone: [Motioning to Edmund's bookshelves] This damned library of yours: Voltaire and Rousseau and Schopenhauer. And Ibsen... Atheists, fools and madmen! And your poet, this... "Baudelaire." And Swinburne, and Oscar Wilde. Whitman and Poe... Whoremongers and degenerates! When I've got three good sets of Shakespeare there you can read...
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Referenced in Growing Pains: Long Day's Journey Into Night (1986) See more »

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A Moving, Faithful Rendition
22 March 1999 | by (Cleveland, Ohio USA) – See all my reviews

How fortunate we are to have so fine a production of one of Eugene O'Neill's most personal revelations permanently preserved on film. What marvelous casting: Katherine Hepburn, Sir Ralph Richardson, Jason Robards, Jr., and Dean Stockwell. This skillful quartet works together with perfect intonation, assisted ably by Sidney Lumet's perceptive direction and Andre Previn's haunting piano score. If possible see the full-length 174 minute version as originally presented to get the film's full impact.


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