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The Iceman Cometh (1960)

The chilling tale of a high-rolling gambler who changes his ways and is determind to help the drifters, alcoholics and prostitutes who have come to depend on his "generosity".

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Cast overview, first billed only:
... Theodore 'Hickey' Hickman
Myron McCormick ... Larry Slade
... Rocky
... Willie Oban
Farrell Pelly ... Harry Hope
... Don Parritt
Ronald Radd ... The Captain
... The General (Piet Wetjoen)
Harrison Dowd ... Jimmy Tomorrow
... Chuck
... Hugo
Maxwell Glanville ... Joe Mott
... Pat
Walter Klavun ... Ed Mosher
Hildy Brooks ... Margie (as Hilda Brawner)
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The chilling tale of a high-rolling gambler who changes his ways and is determind to help the drifters, alcoholics and prostitutes who have come to depend on his "generosity".

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14 November 1960 (USA)  »

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Der Eismann kommt  »

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The original Broadway production of "The Iceman Cometh" by Eugene O'Neill opened at the Martin Beck Theater on October 9, 1946 and ran for 136 performances. The play had revivals in 1973/1974 and 1999. See more »

Goofs

In act four during one of Hickey's recollections he says about coming home one day - "into her home which I kept so spotless and clean". The actual line should read - "into her home, where *she* kept everything so spotless and clean". See more »

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Referenced in The X-Files: Synchrony (1997) See more »

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A masterpiece of modern theater
2 September 2002 | by See all my reviews

All the works in this series are wonderful; This one is right up there as one of the best... A young Robert Redford puts in a dazzling performance... Everyone is good! If you can find it, A classic to enjoy... I ordered the tapes right off the site - a little dear but so enjoyable that I forgot the cost right away! Sit back, relax, and enjoy theater as it was meant to be enjoyed... I saw the performance with Lee Marvin and it is difficult to chose one over the other.. See them both and YOU decide. This is a complex play, and you might wish to purchase "Cliff" notes to help you if you have never studied the O'Neill work. A Masterpiece!


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