Not Rated | | Drama
At the end of a long and hot summer day, members of one family gather in a large house. Everyone has something painful and offensive to say, and their silence is even worse.
The Broadway play by Eugene O'Neill opened at the Helen Hayes Theater in New York City on November 7, 1956 and ran for three hundred ninety performances. The stage production included Florence Eldridge, Fredric March, and Katharine Ross and won the 1957 Tony Award for the Best Play and the Pulitzer Prize in Drama in 1957.
You recite it well... Who wrote it?
Edmund Tyrone: Baudelaire.
James Tyrone: Never heard of him. Where you get your taste in authors...
James Tyrone: This damned library of yours: Voltaire and Rousseau and Schopenhauer. And Ibsen... Atheists, fools and madmen! And your poet, this... "Baudelaire...
Mary's hands change position as she stands, showing them to Kathleen.
Some prints of "Long Day's Journey Into Night" run 136 minutes, and are missing a number of scenes in the first 1/3 of the film, including the original opening scene, and a long exterior scene between Ralph Richardson and Jason Robards, containing dialogue crucial to the understanding of Katharine Hepburn's character.