Long Day's Journey into Night (1996 film)

Long Day's Journey into Night is a film by Canadian director David Wellington, released in 1996. An adaptation of Eugene O'Neill's play Long Day's Journey into Night, the film starred William Hutt as James, Martha Henry as Mary, Peter Donaldson as Jamie, Tom McCamus as Edmund and Martha Burns as Cathleen.[1]

Long Day's Journey into Night
Directed byDavid Wellington
Produced byDaniel Iron & Niv Fichman
Screenplay by
Music byRon Sures
CinematographyDavid Franco
Edited bySusan Shipton
Release date
  • Canada

The same cast had performed the play at Canada's Stratford Festival from 1994 to 1996; Wellington essentially filmed the stage production without significant changes.[1]

The film swept the acting awards at the 17th Genie Awards, winning awards for Hutt as Best Actor, Henry as Best Actress, Donaldson as Best Supporting Actor and Burns as Best Supporting Actress.[2] McCamus was also nominated for Best Actor, losing to Hutt.[2] It was named Best Canadian Film at the 1996 Toronto International Film Festival.[1]

This version was later aired by PBS on its Great Performances series in 1999.[3]


  1. Long Day's Journey into Night Archived 2013-02-16 at the Wayback Machine at the Toronto International Film Festival's Canadian Film Encyclopedia.
  2. Maria Topalovich, And the Genie Goes To...: Celebrating 50 Years of the Canadian Film Awards. Stoddart Publishing, 2000. ISBN 0-7737-3238-1. pp. 217-221.
  3. "Eugene O'Neill's "Long Day's Journey into Night" on PBS-TV's "Great Performances.". Style Weekly, September 15, 1999.
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