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The Iceman Cometh (1973) Poster

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Robert Ryan, knowing he was going to die of cancer soon, agreed to play the part of Larry Slade, a character who knows he's going to die soon (Ryan died before the film was released).
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The first film to ever have two intermissions instead of one.
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Final film of Fredric March.
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When Jeff Bridges was first offered this movie by his agent, he turned it down, having just completed The Last American Hero (1973) for Lamont Johnson. When Johnson heard this, he immediately called Jeff and reprimanded him for his foolish decision.
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Sorrell Booke, who played Hugo Kalmar in the 1960 television version of The Iceman Cometh (1960), repeats his role here.
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Lee Marvin was cast because Jason Robards had been seriously injured in a road accident.
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Tom Pedi also appeared in the the original 1946 stage production, in the same role.
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The original Broadway production of "The Iceman Cometh" by Eugene O'Neill opened at the Martin Beck Theater on October 9, 1946 and ran for 136 performances. The play had revivals in 1973/1974 and 1999.
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Final film of Robert Ryan.
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