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De onruststoker (1962)

All Night Long (original title)
This movie, based on William Shakespeare's Othello, is neatly positioned as a vehicle to showcase some of the best jazz musicians of the period, including Dave Brubeck and Charles Mingus.

Director:

Basil Dearden

Writers:

Nel King (original screenplay), Paul Jarrico (original screenplay) (as Peter Achilles)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Patrick McGoohan ... Johnny Cousin
Keith Michell ... Cass Michaels
Betsy Blair ... Emily
Paul Harris ... Aurelius Rex
Marti Stevens Marti Stevens ... Delia Lane
Richard Attenborough ... Rod Hamilton
Bernard Braden Bernard Braden ... Lou Berger
Harry Towb ... Phales
María Velasco María Velasco ... Benny
Dave Brubeck ... Himself - Piano
John Dankworth John Dankworth ... Himself - Alto Sax (as Johnny Dankworth)
Charles Mingus Charles Mingus ... Himself - Bass
Bert Courtley Bert Courtley ... Himself - Trumpet
Keith Christie Keith Christie ... Himself - Trombone
Ray Dempsey Ray Dempsey ... Himself - Guitar
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Storyline

This movie, based on William Shakespeare's Othello, is neatly positioned as a vehicle to showcase some of the best jazz musicians of the period, including Dave Brubeck and Charles Mingus.

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Genres:

Drama

Certificate:

14 | See all certifications »
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Details

Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

25 February 1965 (Netherlands) See more »

Also Known As:

De onruststoker See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

The Rank Organisation See more »
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Technical Specs

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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Trivia

Is one of several Basil Dearden movies that deals with racial relations. See more »

Goofs

When Patrick McGoohan's character is playing a drum solo about halfway through the film, the drum kit used is different in the medium shots and POV shots, suggesting that the latter were likely shot at a later time with a different drummer. See more »

Quotes

Johnnie Cousin: Be seeing you - As immortalised in The Prisoner
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Connections

Version of The Tragedy of Othello: The Moor of Venice (1951) See more »

Soundtracks

Dedication To Johnny Hodges
(uncredited)
Written by Philip Green
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Groovy Inter-Racial Jazz Drama
24 December 2008 | by ZenVortexSee all my reviews

For lovers of jazz and racial harmony, this groovy British movie has it all. Some of the best jazz musicians of the era. Blacks and whites getting along just fine. And a fascinating performance by Patrick McGoohan -- who plays a scheming drummer hell-bent on splitting up an inter-racial marriage in order to form his own band.

The movie is set in the docklands area of London with a plot loosely based on Shakespeare's "Othello". The acting and direction are generally good with noirish cinematography. But the main attraction is the jazz -- with such luminaries as Dave Brubeck, Johnny Dankworth, Tubby Hayes, and Charlie Mingus happily jamming throughout the movie.

Paul Harris delivers an impressive performance as an African-American band leader with a stage presence similar to Morgan Freeman. The rest of the cast are natural and convincing, especially the lovely Maria Velasco, who is in another inter-racial relationship. But the movie belongs to McGoohan, whose deeply flawed character, insanely brilliant drumming (not dubbed!), and maniacal scheming are a wonder to behold.

This minor classic is available as a high-quality German all-region DVD (Die Heisse Nacht) with an English sound track.


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