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The Iceman Cometh (1960)

Theodore Hickman, a hardware salesman, makes by-yearly visits to Harry Hope's 1910-era waterfront bar for his periodical drinking binges. But on this visit he has decided to try to save the bar's patrons from their "lying pipe dreams."

Director:

Sidney Lumet

Writer:

Eugene O'Neill (play)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jason Robards ... Theodore 'Hickey' Hickman
Myron McCormick Myron McCormick ... Larry Slade
Tom Pedi ... Rocky
James Broderick ... Willie Oban
Farrell Pelly Farrell Pelly ... Harry Hope
Robert Redford ... Don Parritt
Ronald Radd ... The Captain
Roland Winters ... The General (Piet Wetjoen)
Harrison Dowd Harrison Dowd ... Jimmy Tomorrow
Michael Strong ... Chuck
Sorrell Booke ... Hugo
Maxwell Glanville Maxwell Glanville ... Joe Mott
Charles White ... Pat
Walter Klavun Walter Klavun ... Ed Mosher
Hildy Brooks Hildy Brooks ... Margie (as Hilda Brawner)
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Theodore Hickman, a hardware salesman, makes by-yearly visits to Harry Hope's 1910-era waterfront bar for his periodical drinking binges. But on this visit he has decided to try to save the bar's patrons from their "lying pipe dreams."

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

14 November 1960 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Der Eismann kommt See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

CBS See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(2 segments)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

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 M*A*S*H: Life Time (1979) See more »

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Robards last monologue is beyond spectacular!
9 January 2008 | by kingc413See all my reviews

I found the cast to be astonishing especially Robards in the monologue at the end of the piece which seemed to be the longest monologue I have ever witnessed. Now, if you can be patient enough for this very long piece of drama besides the long monologue at the end, you will be rewarded with a story and characters and a denouement/climax that is so fulfilling and moving. Heart-stopping! Utterly! And in terms of facing addiction and pain and facing yourself, this is one of the best, if not-- the best, I have ever seen. Robards and the actor playing Larry are riveting and mesmerizing and yes, Robert Redford is in the cast as well... a fantastic cast that also includes the father of Matthew Broderick. For Eugene O'Neil fans, fans of the theater and those who relish great writing and acting-- treat yourself right.


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