Long Day's Journey into Night (1973 film)

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).

Long Day's Journey into Night
Directed byPeter Wood
Based onLong Day's Journey Into Night
by Eugene O'Neill
StarringLaurence Olivier
Release date
1973
CountryUnited Kingdom
LanguageEnglish

Plot

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

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)
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