Long Day's Journey Into Night (1962)

174 mins | Drama | 1962

Director:

Sidney Lumet

Producer:

George Justin

Cinematographer:

Boris Kaufman

Editor:

Ralph Rosenblum

Production Designer:

Richard Sylbert

Production Company:

Landau Productions
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HISTORY

Filmed in New York City. Also 180 and 176 min and eventually cut to 136 min for some engagements. Copyright claimant: First ... More Less

Filmed in New York City. Also 180 and 176 min and eventually cut to 136 min for some engagements. Copyright claimant: First Co. More Less

CAST
PRODUCTION CREDITS
NAME
PARENT COMPANY
PRODUCTION COMPANY
DISTRIBUTION COMPANY
NAME
CREDITED AS
CREDIT
DIRECTOR
PRODUCERS
Pres
Exec prod
PHOTOGRAPHY
Dir of photog
ART DIRECTOR
Art dir
FILM EDITOR
Film ed
COSTUMES
Cost
MUSIC
Mus comp & cond
PRODUCTION MISC
In charge of prod
SOURCES
LITERARY
Based on the play Long Day's Journey Into Night by Eugene O'Neill (New York, 7 Nov 1956).
DETAILS
Release Date:
1962
Premiere Information:
New York opening: 10 October 1962
Copyright Claimant:
Landau Productions
Copyright Date:
10 October 1962
Copyright Number:
LP35525
Duration(in mins):
174
Country:
United States
Language:
English
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

On a warm day in 1912, the Tyrone family gathers at their summer home in New London, Connecticut. James, the father, is an aging popular actor whose early privations have led him to devote his career to a second-rate but commercially successful play. Mary, his convent-bred, Irish Catholic wife, has just returned from a sanitarium after supposedly being cured of drug addiction. Jamie, the eldest son, has made a half-hearted attempt to follow his father's profession but now is reduced to a life of alcoholism and cynicism. The youngest son, Edmund, a 23-year-old would-be writer, comes home penniless and ill after working as a merchant seaman. In the course of the day, Mary's fear that Edmund has tuberculosis causes her again to use morphine; and when the illness is confirmed, the family's repressed anguish, pride, and insecurity surface in bitter quarreling fueled by alcohol. The day ends as the three men sit and listen in silence as Mary lapses into her own private hell. They know that tomorrow it will all begin ... +


On a warm day in 1912, the Tyrone family gathers at their summer home in New London, Connecticut. James, the father, is an aging popular actor whose early privations have led him to devote his career to a second-rate but commercially successful play. Mary, his convent-bred, Irish Catholic wife, has just returned from a sanitarium after supposedly being cured of drug addiction. Jamie, the eldest son, has made a half-hearted attempt to follow his father's profession but now is reduced to a life of alcoholism and cynicism. The youngest son, Edmund, a 23-year-old would-be writer, comes home penniless and ill after working as a merchant seaman. In the course of the day, Mary's fear that Edmund has tuberculosis causes her again to use morphine; and when the illness is confirmed, the family's repressed anguish, pride, and insecurity surface in bitter quarreling fueled by alcohol. The day ends as the three men sit and listen in silence as Mary lapses into her own private hell. They know that tomorrow it will all begin again. +

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