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A Moon for the Misbegotten (1975)

TV Movie  -   -  Drama  -  27 May 1975 (USA)
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Theatrical sparks flew when veteran Eugene O'Neill interpreters Jason Robards and Colleen Dewhurst joined forces in the celebrated 1973 revival of O'Neill's tender semi-autobiographical ... See full summary »

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Theatrical sparks flew when veteran Eugene O'Neill interpreters Jason Robards and Colleen Dewhurst joined forces in the celebrated 1973 revival of O'Neill's tender semi-autobiographical drama. In a towering performance, the great Robards portrays a cynical, self-hating alcoholic actor based on O'Neill's elder brother, Jamie. The majestic Colleen Dewhurst plays the earthy, gruff daughter of his scheming Irish tenant farmer (Ed Flanders), with whom the failed actor spends a soul-baring night of guilt-ridden confessions, tenderness, and absolution. Both Dewhurst and Flanders won Tony Awards for their performances. Written by Anonymous

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Originial production opened at the Bijou Theater in New York on May 2, 1957 and ran for 68 performances. This production opened at the Morosco Theater on December 29, 1973 and ran for 313 performances winning six Tonies. See more »

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Josie Hogan: I'm just a rough, ugly cow of a woman - but I can still do better than a sniveling wreck like Jim Tyrone!
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They were made for these roles
8 January 2002 | by (New York) – See all my reviews

This film version of the O'Neill play really is just a film of the play. Unlike most of these that do not work, this is a wonderful way to watch two of Americas greatest performers work. The performances by Dewhurst and Robards are sad, funny and very moving. If you know anything about acting you can see how hard it is to have this kind of relationship to both the material, and the other actor is. Robards and Dewhurst are able at time to seem as if the are just speaking the lines of O'Neill, while just allowing the life to happen, not an easy feat.I feel all young actors and directors should see this film to understand what acting is.


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