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All Night Long (1962)

Not Rated | | Drama, Music | 17 April 1963 (USA)
This movie, based on William Shakespeare's Othello, is neatly positioned as a vehicle to showcase some of the best jazz musicians of the period, including Dave Brubeck and Charles Mingus.

Director:

Basil Dearden

Writers:

Nel King (original screenplay), Paul Jarrico (original screenplay) (as Peter Achilles)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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 Bernard Braden ... Lou Berger
Harry Towb ... Phales
María Velasco María Velasco ... Benny
Dave Brubeck ... Dave Brubeck - Piano
John Dankworth John Dankworth ... John Dankworth - Alto Sax (as Johnny Dankworth)
Charles Mingus ... Charles Mingus - Bass
Bert Courtley Bert Courtley ... Bert Courtley - Trumpet
Keith Christie Keith Christie ... Keith Christie - Trombone
Ray Dempsey Ray Dempsey ... Ray Dempsey - Guitar
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This movie, based on William Shakespeare's Othello, is neatly positioned as a vehicle to showcase some of the best jazz musicians of the period, including Dave Brubeck and Charles Mingus.

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Genres:

Drama | Music

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »

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Trivia

Is one of several Basil Dearden movies that deals with racial relations. See more »

Goofs

When Johnny Cousin is playing a drum solo about halfway through the film, the drum kit used is different in the medium shots and POV shots, suggesting that the latter were likely shot at a later time with a different drummer. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Charles Mingus - Bass: Hey Rodney.
Rod Hamilton: Don't stop, man.
Charles Mingus - Bass: Hope you don't mind. I just walked in.
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Connections

Version of Othello, der Mohr von Venedig (1991) See more »

Soundtracks

Dedication To Johnny Hodges
(uncredited)
Written by Philip Green
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Not as good as the first time I saw it
8 June 2002 | by insomniaSee all my reviews

The first time I saw this film was when it came out in 1961. I didn't care then one iota that it was a modern day 'take' on Shakespeare's play: "Othello" What

grabbed me then was that it featured jazz musicians like Mingus, Brubeck, and Tubby Hayes, in a feature film. On a second viewing recently on late night T.V., I now believe the producers of this film should have left Shakespearian drama to Shakespearian actors. Though it was terrific to see and hear musicians like

Hayes and Brubeck (man! those pearly whites he flashes at every available

opportunity!), I think it was a shame that a man like Charles Mingus (a musical genius and bass player without peer), was not featured more often.


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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

17 April 1963 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

All Night Long See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Roberts Pictures Inc. See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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