WriterEugene ONeill (play) Story byEugene ONeill LanguageEnglish
CastLaurence Olivier (James Tyrone Sr.), Constance Cummings (Mary Tyrone), Denis Quilley (James 'Jamie' Tyrone Jr.), Ronald Pickup (Edmund Tyrone), Maureen Lipman (Cathleen) Release date1973 Based onLong Days Journey Into Night
by Eugene ONeill AwardsPrimetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Single Performance By An Actor In A Leading Role Similar moviesLaurence Olivier appears in Long Days Journey into Night and directed Hamlet
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Long Day's Journey Into Night is a 1973 videotaped television adaptation of the Eugene O'Neill play of the same name. It was directed by Michael Blakemore and Peter Wood with Cecil Clarke as executive producer. The recording is a version of Royal National Theatre's 1971 staging of the play, and features Laurence Olivier (Tyrone), Constance Cummings (Mary), Denis Quilley (Jamie), Ronald Pickup (Edmund), and Maureen Lipman (Cathleen).
The play follows one day in the lives of the Tyrone family, each member is troubled and has been damaged by alcohol or other drugs. They have issues with each other that lead to fights and an inability to reconcile with one another.
Cast and characters
Laurence Olivier - James Tyrone, Sr.
Constance Cummings - Mary Tyrone
Denis Quilley - James Tyrone, Jr. ("Jamie")
Ronald Pickup - Edmund Tyrone
Maureen Lipman - Cathleen
Award and nominations
Olivier won the Emmy Award for Outstanding Single Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role (1973)
The production received an Emmy nomination for Outstanding Single Program - Drama or Comedy (1973)
Olivier was nominated for Best Actor in the British Academy Television Awards (1974)