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Long Day's Journey Into Night (1962)

Not Rated | | Drama | 27 November 1963 (Argentina)
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At the end of a long and hot summer day, members of one family gather in a large house. Everyone has something painful and offensive to say, and their silence is even worse.

Director:

Sidney Lumet

Writer:

Eugene O'Neill (play)
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Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 5 wins & 4 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Katharine Hepburn ... Mary Tyrone
Ralph Richardson ... James Tyrone
Jason Robards ... Jamie Tyrone (as Jason Robards Jr.)
Dean Stockwell ... Edmund Tyrone
Jeanne Barr ... Kathleen
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Storyline

Over the course of one day in August 1912, the family of retired actor James Tyrone grapples with the morphine addiction of his wife Mary, the illness of their youngest son Edmund and the alcoholism and debauchery of their older son Jamie. As day turns into night, guilt, anger, despair, and regret threaten to destroy the family. Written by Marc Andreu <mandreu@mediapark.es>

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The Most Shattering...Shocking Journey the Screen Ever Took Into the Human Soul! See more »

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Drama

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Not Rated | See all certifications »

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Jason Robards, Jr. reprised his Broadway role as James Tyrone, Jr., for which he was nominated for the 1957 Tony Award for Best Featured Actor in a Play. He also played James Tyrone, Jr. on Broadway and on television, in A Moon for the Misbegotten (1975). In his later career, Robards played James Tyrone, Sr. in several productions of "Long Day's Journey Into Night," including a 1988 Broadway revival at the Neil Simon Theater. See more »

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After James gives Edmund cash, the way that Edmund holds it changes between shots. See more »

Quotes

James Tyrone: [Edmund has just recited a piece of poetry] You recite it well... Who wrote it?
Edmund Tyrone: Baudelaire.
James Tyrone: [Dismissively] Never heard of him. Where you get your taste in authors...
James Tyrone: [Motioning to Edmund's bookshelves] This damned library of yours: Voltaire and Rousseau and Schopenhauer. And Ibsen... Atheists, fools and madmen! And your poet, this... "Baudelaire." And Swinburne, and Oscar Wilde. Whitman and Poe... Whoremongers and degenerates! When I've got three good sets of Shakespeare there you can read...
Edmund Tyrone: They say...
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Alternate Versions

Some prints of "Long Day's Journey Into Night" run 136 minutes, and are missing a number of scenes in the first 1/3 of the film, including the original opening scene, and a long exterior scene between Ralph Richardson and Jason Robards, containing dialogue crucial to the understanding of Katharine Hepburn's character. See more »

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Featured in By Sidney Lumet (2015) See more »

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Frightening study in human disintegration
22 April 1999 | by mermattSee all my reviews

This film version of the great American play is powerful and devastating. The cast is excellent. Hepburn is able to show the alterations in her character with subtle horror.

This story is a study in how humans lose themselves in the fog of drugs, alcohol, sex, disease, and other escapes from reality. None of the characters is willing to take responsibility for what is happening, and therefore they drift deeper and deeper into the night. The real horror is the fact that they could save themselves, but they never come out of the past or the fog long enough to take the first step.

The emotional impact of the play is incredibly powerful even as it is underplayed. This is one of the few films of a play that really works well and translates the emotions of the stage onto the screen without losing the depth and the catharsis.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

27 November 1963 (Argentina) See more »

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Budget:

$500,000 (estimated)
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| (TCM print) | (edited)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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