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All Night Long (1961)

Set in the London jazz world of the 1960’s, a jealous drummer seeks to destroy his bandleader’s marriage so that he can assume his jazz group’s leadership in this re-telling of Othello.

At the centre of it all is jazz singer Delia Lane (Marti Stevens), married to Aurelius Rex (Paul Harris) and desired by Johnny Cousin (Patrick McGoohan), jazzmen both.

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It’s shot like a moody film noir and its main appeal is the chance to spot hot jazzmen like Dave Brubeck, Charles Mingus, Tubby Hayes and Britain’s own Johnny Dankworth in the frequent musical interludes.

The main incongruity is Richard Attenborough as a man about town.

Johnny Cousin
Patrick McGoohan
Delia Lane
Marti Stevens
Emily
Betsy Blair
Cass Michaels
Keith Michell
Rod Hamilton
Richard Attenborough
Aurelius Rex
Paul Harris
Berger
Bernard Braden
Benny
Maria Velasco
Dave Brubeck
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Johnny Dankworth
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Charles Mingus
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Keith Christie
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Bert Courtley

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Ray Dempsey

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Tubby Hayes

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Geoffrey Holder

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Barry Morgan

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Kenny Napper

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Colin Purbrook

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Johnny Scott

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Phales
Harry Towb

Director
Basil Deardon

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