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All Night Long (1962)

Not Rated | | Drama | 17 April 1963 (USA)
The film, based on 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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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Johnny Cousin
... Cass Michaels
... Emily
... Aurelius Rex
Marti Stevens ... Delia Lane
... Rod Hamilton
Bernard Braden ... Lou Berger
... Phales
María Velasco ... Benny
... Himself - Piano
John Dankworth ... Himself - Alto Sax (as Johnny Dankworth)
Charles Mingus ... Himself - Bass
Bert Courtley ... Himself - Trumpet
Keith Christie ... Himself - Trombone
Ray Dempsey ... Himself - Guitar
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The film, based on 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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Ao longo da noite  »

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Patrick McGoohan's character "Johnny Cousin" uses the phrase "Be seeing you" when he says goodbye to the road manager "Berger" towards the end of the movie. This is a commonly heard phrase in The Prisoner (1967), The Prisoner (2009), and was also one of McGoohan's catchphrases in Danger Man (1960) and Secret Agent (1964) . See more »

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The roof of the club in Battersea shows a view of Tower Bridge. See more »

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Johnnie Cousin: Be seeing you - As immortalised in The Prisoner
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Version of Conflict: Othello (1967) See more »

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Muy Rapido
(uncredited)
Written by Philip Green
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Too much talk not enough jazz
18 October 2016 | by See all my reviews

I had not heard of this film prior to its being shown on Channel 81 Freeview recently. I was very much interested in seeing this as I love jazz as well as Classical Music especially Chamber and Leider and Opera so I was looking forward to seeing again on film many of the alumni I had seen in the Flamingo and Ronnie Scott's Old Place in the late 1950s and early 60s before I returned to Wales to do my first degree.

I was delighted to see and hear Tubby Hayes - I remember him for playing tenor sax and not so much for playing the vibes as the main protagonist of that art was Bill le Sage who played mostly at the Flamingo.

Dramatically, I found the film to be interesting and it moved very well - it was interesting to see the ubiquitous Richard Attenborough playing the millionaire in this film - his range was extremely extensive - it was pity he became a 'darling' in his old age.

It did seem odd to see a flurry of jazz musicians flooding through the door of the auditorium - all dressed in the raincoats of the time - The film makes more sense to me now having noted your information that it was based on Othello - I played Brabantio in Othello some 10 or more years ago but I would not have connected this film with that drama.

Dave Brubeck was able to give solo piece of a few minutes but Tubby Hayes had only a short time for playing the vibes - and many of the ensemble pieces were interrupted by the acting and the music instead of being in the forefront became only the background. It had not heard the trumpet player previously who was very good indeed - at the time I visited the modern clubs Kenny Baker was well known and also Joe Harriot whom I had the very good fortune to me for supper on evening at the invitation of a lady artist friend of mine - he was so humble and nice I am interested in who played the sax for Keith Michell - I know that he was a painter as well as an actor - and who sang the female vocals I shall do some more research.

It was Glenn Miller's music especially the film that introduced me to jazz and my first love was Trad Jazz and I used to go to Club 51 and the 100 Club - after developing an interest in modern jazz I continued to go to the 100 club to dance the Trad Stomp.

As I have recorded the film on my DVD player I will watch it again and try to evaluate more as a film rather than a piece of jazz history - it was great to see Tubby Hayes again even if only briefly.

I am great fan of 30s music and I love Fred Astaire in Second Chorus the Artie Shaw band is featured and her again there was such a wasted opportunity - Fred could have been singing some wonderful songs with that great band but the opportunity was lost.

The trouble in walking down memory lane is that it makes the present passage seem so dire and dirty - London in the late 50s and early 60s was a great place to be for young people - everyone was enthusiastic and polite and much more happy than today.

Our politicians have created not so much a concrete but a plastic jungle - roll over McDonald's!


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