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All Night Long 1962 15

95 mins United Kingdom Director. Basil Dearden

Virtuoso drummer Johnny Cousin Patrick McGoohan) tries to persuade singer Delia Lane (Marti Stevens) to join his new jazz band. When she refuses he ensnares her possessive husband Aurelius Rex (Paul Harris) by insinuating that Delia’s having an affair with the band manager.

In this daring and unusual Shakespeare interpretation, Othello is transposed to the 1960s Soho jazz scene, complete with performances from jazz legends Dave Brubeck, Charlie Mingus and John Dankworth, whose tunes bring this intense psychodrama to swinging life.

The film is also bolstered by a terrific cast that also includes Richard Attenborough, and in its sensitive staging of an inter-racial marriage offers further evidence of the social conscience of director Basil Dearden (Sapphire, Victim).

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Directed by

Basil Dearden


Bernard Braden

Richard Attenborough

Marti Stevens

Paul Harris

Betsy Blair

Keith Michell

Patrick McGoohan




Othello (play) Jazz music (1950- )


Soho Stories Shakespeare on Film


15 Contains moderate violence and drug use.




United Kingdom



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