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Long Days Journey into Night (1962 film)

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Genre  Drama
Country  United States
7.8/10 IMDb

Director  Sidney Lumet
Initial DVD release  May 11, 2004
Writer  Eugene ONeill (play)
Language  English
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Release date  May 1962 (1962-05) (Cannes Film Festival)October 9, 1962 (1962-10-09)
Initial release  November 30, 1995 (Toronto)
Directors  Sidney Lumet, David Wellington
Adapted from  Long Days Journey into Night
Cast  Katharine Hepburn (Mary Tyrone), Ralph Richardson (James Tyrone), Jason Robards (Jamie Tyrone), Dean Stockwell (Edmund Tyrone), Jeanne Barr (Kathleen)
Similar movies  Eugene ONeill wrote the story for Long Days Journey Into Night and The Iceman Cometh

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Long Day's Journey into Night is a 1962 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 not adapted but used directly from O'Neill's play, the music score by André Previn, and the cinematography by Boris Kaufman.


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It was shot at Chelsea Studios in New York City. The exteriors were shot on City Island.

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The film has been restored and preserved by UCLA Film & Television Archive.

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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 as Mary Tyrone
  • Ralph Richardson as James Tyrone, Sr.
  • Jason Robards, Jr. as James Tyrone, Jr.
  • Dean Stockwell as Edmund Tyrone
  • Jeanne Barr as Cathleen
  • Reception

    Joseph E. Levine bought the film for distribution but said he lost money on it. "You cannot stay in business by making O'Neill pictures," he said.

    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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