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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 »

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A masterpiece of modern theater
2 September 2002 | by jake-87See all my reviews

All the works in this series are wonderful; This one is right up there as one of the best... A young Robert Redford puts in a dazzling performance... Everyone is good! If you can find it, A classic to enjoy... I ordered the tapes right off the site - a little dear but so enjoyable that I forgot the cost right away! Sit back, relax, and enjoy theater as it was meant to be enjoyed... I saw the performance with Lee Marvin and it is difficult to chose one over the other.. See them both and YOU decide. This is a complex play, and you might wish to purchase "Cliff" notes to help you if you have never studied the O'Neill work. A Masterpiece!


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