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Long Day's Journey Into Night (1962)

Not Rated | | Drama | 27 November 1963 (Argentina)
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 ... See full summary »

Director:

Sidney Lumet

Writer:

Eugene O'Neill (play)
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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 Jeanne Barr ... Kathleen
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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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Taglines:

PRIDE...POWER...PASSION...PAIN! See more »

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Drama

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

27 November 1963 (Argentina) See more »

Also Known As:

Larga jornada hacia la noche See more »

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Budget:

$500,000 (estimated)
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Production Co:

First Company See more »
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Runtime:

| (TCM print) | (edited)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

At one point during rehearsals, Director Sidney Lumet felt that Sir Ralph Richardson wasn't really getting the proper measure of his character, James Tyrone. Lumet took Richardson aside and launched into a forty-five minute lecture about his character's motivations. Richardson finally stopped him by saying "I see what you mean, dear boy, a little more cello, a little less flute". Lumet confessed to being enormously impressed with this way of expressing it. See more »

Goofs

Mary's hands change position as she stands, showing them to Kathleen. 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...
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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 and , containing dialogue crucial to the understanding of 's character. See more »

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One of the best filmed plays in movie history
13 December 2002 | by RenoPetersSee all my reviews

I just caught an interview with Sam Shephard on Fresh Air where he mentions that this movie was one of the reasons he got interested in the theater. He talked about the great performances of Jason Robards, Ralph Richardson, Dean Stockwell, and Katherine Hepburn. My memory of the movie goes back to the late 60's in Berkeley when I had just seen a performance of the play by the Berkeley Rep and then watched the film shortly thereafter in an on campus showing. I, too, was blown away by these performances. In my mind, they rank up there with the very best in the history of film as an ensemble piece of acting. The direction by Sidney Lumet was outstanding and the screenplay remained true to the original play which has never been a common practice in Hollywood. Perhaps these characters resemble members of my family a little too much but they have not been forgotten in the 30 plus years since I last saw the film.


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