Long Day's Journey Into Night 1996

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Long Day's Journey Into Night ★★★ 1996

Eugene O'Neill's autobiographical play about his family is adapted from Canada's Stratford Festival production. The Tyrones are a troubled Irish-American family: bullying James (Hutt) was a oncegreat Shakespearean actor who has been typecast in a popular stage potboiler; wife Mary (Henry) is a morphine addict; elder son James Jr. (Donaldson) is an alcoholic; and O'Neill's alterego is Edmund (McCamus), an overly sensitive, consumptive writer. Fine performances, excellent production. 174m/C VHS . CA William Hutt, Martha Henry, Tom McCamus, Peter Donaldson, Martha Burns; D: David Wellington; C: David Franco; M: Ron Sures. Genie ‘96: Actor (Hutt), Actress (Henry), Support. Actor (Donaldson), Support. Actress (Burns); Toronto-City ‘96: Canadian Feature Film.

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