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The Iceman Cometh (1960)

Theodore Hickman, a hardware salesman, makes by-yearly visits to Harry Hope's 1910-era waterfront bar for his periodical drinking binges. But on this visit he has decided to try to save the bar's patrons from their "lying pipe dreams."

Director:

Sidney Lumet

Writer:

Eugene O'Neill (play)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jason Robards ... Theodore 'Hickey' Hickman
Myron McCormick Myron McCormick ... Larry Slade
Tom Pedi ... Rocky
James Broderick ... Willie Oban
Farrell Pelly Farrell Pelly ... Harry Hope
Robert Redford ... Don Parritt
Ronald Radd ... The Captain
Roland Winters ... The General (Piet Wetjoen)
Harrison Dowd Harrison Dowd ... Jimmy Tomorrow
Michael Strong ... Chuck
Sorrell Booke ... Hugo
Maxwell Glanville Maxwell Glanville ... Joe Mott
Charles White ... Pat
Walter Klavun Walter Klavun ... Ed Mosher
Hildy Brooks Hildy Brooks ... Margie (as Hilda Brawner)
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Theodore Hickman, a hardware salesman, makes by-yearly visits to Harry Hope's 1910-era waterfront bar for his periodical drinking binges. But on this visit he has decided to try to save the bar's patrons from their "lying pipe dreams."

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

14 November 1960 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Der Eismann kommt See more »

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Production Co:

CBS See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(2 segments)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

The original Broadway production of "The Iceman Cometh" by Eugene O'Neill opened at the Martin Beck Theater on October 9, 1946 and ran for 136 performances. The play had revivals in 1973/1974 and 1999. See more »

Goofs

In act four during one of Hickey's recollections he says about coming home one day - "into her home which I kept so spotless and clean". The actual line should read - "into her home, where *she* kept everything so spotless and clean". See more »

Connections

Referenced in The Many Loves of Dobie Gillis: The Iceman Goeth (1962) See more »

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Astounding Acting !!!
13 June 2002 | by wobelixSee all my reviews

Looking for reasons why DVD is so great ? Don't look any further, here is one. And very poignant indeed. Of course the black & white rendering of a play televised in 1960 is lacking in technical refinement. How else could it be.

The acting (and directing) however makes this document unforgettable. There is not one weak link in the cast; a very young Robert Redford is an eye-catcher, but the performance of Jason Robards is nothing less than sheer perfection. This is a true gem.


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