Long Day's Journey Into Night
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Long Day's Journey Into Night
Playwright Eugene O'Neill sold Random House the text of his intensely autobiographical 1941 play on the proviso that the play not be produced during O'Neill's lifetime. Two years after the playwright's death in 1953, the play was given its first Broadway staging and won a Pulitzer Prize. Set in 1912 New England, the story takes place in the summer home of aging actor James Tyrone (Ralph Richardson) and his family. Tyrone, patterned after Eugene O'Neill's father James O'Neill, has long abandoned any aspirations to be a truly great actor, choosing instead to tour in… More
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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 93%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"For what they have set out to do, Mr. Lumet and the producer, Ely Landau, have given us a fine, fair picture of a tough and maybe tedious O'Neill play."
‑ Bosley Crowther, New York Times
"O'Neill's play transformed beautifully into Hepburn, Robards vehicle."
‑ Steve Crum, Video-Reviewmaster.com
"O'Neill's greatest play is brought to the screen with an overpowering wealth of talent: Hepburn, Richardson, and Robards give magnificent, once-in-a-lifetime performances as members of the doomed Tyrone family."
‑ , TV Guide's Movie Guide
"An adaptation of Eugene O'Neill's legendary play results in a stage-bound production lifted by grand performances, including the delightful Katharine Hepburn."
‑ Wesley Lovell, Cinema Sight
"Lumet's film of O'Neill's masterpiece is one of the most faithful and well-executed screen adaptations ever due to Boris Kaufman's landmark cinematography and superlative ensemble of Ralph Richardson, Katharine Hepburn, Jason Robards and Dean Stockwell."
‑ Emanuel Levy, EmanuelLevy.Com
"Faithful to the award winning play."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
"By the end of this, you're part of the family. Welcome to hell."
‑ Christopher Null, Filmcritic.com
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