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Long Day's Journey Into Night ()


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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.

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Mary Tyrone
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James Tyrone
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Jamie Tyrone (as Jason Robards Jr.)
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Edmund Tyrone
Jeanne Barr ...
Kathleen

Directed by

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Sidney Lumet

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Eugene O'Neill ... (play "Long Day's Journey Into Night")

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Jack J. Dreyfus Jr. ... executive producer
Ely A. Landau ... producer (as Ely Landau)
Joseph E. Levine ... executive producer

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André Previn

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Boris Kaufman

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Ralph Rosenblum

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Richard Sylbert

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Gene Callahan

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Sophie Devine ... (as Motley)

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Herman Buchman ... makeup artist
Mary Roche ... hair stylist

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George Justin ... executive in charge of production

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Larry Sturhahn ... assistant director

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Jack Flaherty ... set dresser

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Kenn Collins ... sound effects
James Shields ... sound
Mark Wortreich ... sound effects

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Howard Fortune ... chief electrician
Edward Knott ... key grip
Albert Taffet ... camera operator

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Flo Transfield ... wardrobe

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André Previn ... conductor

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Marguerite James ... script supervisor

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Stephen F. Kesten ... production associate (as Stephen Kesten)
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Plot Summary

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

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Taglines PRIDE...POWER...PASSION...PAIN! See more »
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Also Known As
  • Long voyage vers la nuit (France)
  • Larga jornada hacia la noche (Spain)
  • De tocht naar het duister (Netherlands)
  • Il lungo viaggio verso la notte (Italy)
  • 夜への長い旅路 (Japan, Japanese title)
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  • 174 min
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Budget $500,000 (estimated)

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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 In the climatic final scene as Mary wanders about her empty house, the shadow of a crew member is visible in the room. See more »
Movie Connections Featured in Katharine Hepburn: All About Me (1993). 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 he was a souse, too.
James Tyrone: They lie. I don't doubt he liked his glass - it's a good man's failing - but he knew how to drink that it didn't poison his mind with morbidness and filth. Don't compare him with the pack you've got here. Your dirty Zola. And your...
James Tyrone: [Picking up one of Edmund's books and dismissively flipping through the pages] ... Dante Gabriel Rossetti, who was a dope fiend, a... hmm.
Edmund Tyrone: [Bemused at his father's sudden discomfort] Perhaps it would be wise to change the subject.
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