The Great American Family at its worst. James Tyrone is an aging actor and skinflint whose miserliness has been the ruin of his family. His wife, Mary, has been a morphine addict since the ... See full summary »
The Great American Family at its worst. James Tyrone is an aging actor and skinflint whose miserliness has been the ruin of his family. His wife, Mary, has been a morphine addict since the birth of their youngest son, Edmund. Their eldest son, Jamie is an alcoholic, unable an unwilling to find work on his own, he has been 'forced' to take up his father's profession. Edmund, who has been away as a sailor has returned home sick and awaits the doctor's diagnosis of consumption. Each of them is so self-centered, and self-pitying, that they cannot help one-another. None of them even know what they want and they can't bear it. Written by
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The Broadway play by Eugene O'Neill opened at the Helen Hayes Theater in New York on November 7, 1956, ran for 390 performances and won the 1957 Tony Award for the Best Play and the Pulitzer Prize in Drama in 1957. See more »
Available on amazon...search B0015S4BCE Hutt was incredible in this part. He resets the bar for James Tyrone. All other film versions fade. Any students of acting need to see this film. It is a study of emotional recall and what is possible after fifty plus years of mastering the craft of acting. Hutt owns the character, every word, every nuanced thought, to a depth perhaps only achievable after a long stage run. Bill Hutt may be the last of the great 'stage actors' - what a loss for Canadian theatre. Also, past away now is Peter Donaldson another great. Have a glass of bourbon and toast them both as you enjoy this film.
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