Eugene O'Neill's The Iceman Cometh
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Eugene O'Neill's The Iceman Cometh
Jason Robards burst onto the Broadway scene in 1956 with his performance in Eugene O'Neill's devastating Iceman Cometh, playing the central role of Hickey, a salesman who comes to a rundown bar on a mission to bring peace to its boozing denizens by lifting their illusions--only to wreak disaster on them and himself. Four years later, director Sidney Lumet (later to direct such classics as Dog Day Afternoon and Network) made this skillful television version of the play, bringing back Robards, along with a sterling collection of character actors (particularly Myron McCormick as a former… More

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"It's a taped live TV performance of The Play of the Week on National Educational Television, reminding us of the greatness that could be found in early TV's Golden Age."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
"Robards' virtuoso performance as the glad-handing, doom-ridden Hickey is the role's gold standard...."
‑ Mark Bourne,
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