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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.


Basil Dearden


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




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 ... Charles Mingus - Bass
Bert Courtley Bert Courtley ... Bert Courtley - Trumpet
Keith Christie Keith Christie ... Keith Christie - Trombone
Ray Dempsey Ray Dempsey ... Ray Dempsey - Guitar


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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Drama | Music


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Rod's tape recorder is an EMI TR90, a fully professional machine which was in use at the time by the BBC at Broadcasting House. It was very expensive at over six hundred pounds sterling, compared with the thirty to sixty pounds for domestic machines of the time (though, of course, the character is rich). See more »


The opening credits say that all characters and events in this film are fictitious; however, Dave Brubeck and Charles Mingus were not fictitious. See more »


[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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Version of Scope: The Moor's Pavane: A Measure of Emotion (1949) See more »


Written by Philip Green
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Interesting jazz soap-opera...
17 November 2007 | by dwpollarSee all my reviews

1st watched 11/17/2007, 6 out of 10(Dir-Basil Dearden): Interesting jazz soap-opera played out with many actual jazz superstars of the day is amazingly watchable despite the lack of acting talent on-hand. According to my cable on-demand info, the story is a re-telling of Shakespeare's Othello(a story that I'm not familiar with I'm sorry to say) and is played out effectively by everyone involved. The setting is a 1-year anniversary for a hot couple in the jazz world(Rex and Odelia) at a rich man's swank hideout that he uses exclusively for parties of this type. The rich man is played by Richard Attenborough, who is always good in his acting stints and this one is no exception. Everything appears peachy as the couple enters the scene, but there is a hint of scandal as his drummer schemes to start his own band trying to lure away his new wife to be a vocalist in it, although she doesn't appear initially to be that interested. The tangled web is weaved thicker and thicker as the night goes on as the believable antagonist plots everyone against each other for his own gain. This role is played very well by Patrick McGoohan as we can see the evil lurking behind his eyes and it is revealed increasingly as the film goes on. Behind all this is some of the hottest jazz musicians playing original tunes providing a very unique background to the storyline as individuals move in and out of the jam session providing them a break from the drama and being kind of an exit door for the characters in the play. All in all this is a very satisfying unique movie experience that is played out well and provides good background music as well. It is definitely, cool baby!!

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Release Date:

17 April 1963 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Ao longo da noite See more »

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Roberts Pictures Inc. See more »
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1.66 : 1
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