Long Day's Journey into Night (1962 film)
|Long Day's Journey into Night|
Theatrical release poster
|Directed by||Sidney Lumet|
|Produced by||Ely Landau
Joseph E. Levine
Jack J. Dreyfus, Jr.
|Written by||Eugene O'Neill|
|Music by||André Previn|
|Editing by||Ralph Rosenblum|
|Distributed by||Embassy Pictures|
|Release dates||May 1962Cannes)
October 9, 1962
|Running time||174 minutes|
Long Day's Journey into Night is a 1962 film adaptation of the Eugene O'Neill play. It was directed by Sidney Lumet and produced by Ely Landau with Joseph E. Levine and Jack J. Dreyfus, Jr. as executive producers. The screenplay was by Eugene O'Neill, the music score by André Previn and the cinematography by Boris Kaufman.
Plot and response
The film concerns a fateful, heart-rending day in August 1912 at the seaside Connecticut home of the Tyrone family.
One theme of the play is addiction and the resulting dysfunction of the family: All three males are alcoholics and Mary is addicted to morphine. They all constantly conceal, blame, resent, regret, accuse and deny in an escalating cycle of conflict with occasional desperate and half-sincere attempts at affection, encouragement and consolation.
Cast and characters
- Katharine Hepburn - Mary Tyrone
- Ralph Richardson - James Tyrone, Sr.
- Jason Robards, Jr. - James Tyrone, Jr.
- Dean Stockwell - Edmund Tyrone
- Jeanne Barr - Cathleen
Awards and nominations
- Katharine Hepburn was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Actress.
- Katharine Hepburn, Ralph Richardson, Jason Robards and Dean Stockwell all won the Best Actor/Actress award at the 1962 Cannes Film Festival. The film was also nominated for the Palme d'Or.
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