Iceman Cometh, The

Jason Robards, Jr. became an overnight star with his indelible performance as the glad-handing, doom-ridden Hickey in the legendary 1956 Circle-in-the-Square revival of Eugene O'Neill's towering masterpiece (first staged in 1939). In his harrowing drama, O'Neill shines a harsh but compassionate spotlight on the failed lives, empty hopes, and perpetual pipe dreams of an assortment of down-and-out denizens of a seedy saloon, set in New York in 1912. Their sad, but complacent existences are rattled when Hickey arrives for his annual bender a changed man - forswearing alcohol and preaching a deliverance from "the lie of the pipe dream." As Variety originally wrote, "this 'Iceman' was a landmark for the video medium, a reference point for greatness in TV drama." 1960-61 New York Area Emmy for Most Outstanding Local Program WNTA

"One of the most electrifying evenings in the history of television drama." - The New York Herald Tribune

1960, Drama, 240 minutes, B&W

Cast: Jason Robards, Jr., James Broderick, Robert Redford, Myron McCormick, Tom Pedi, Farrell Pelly, Ronald Radd


Written by: Eugene O'Neill Special Music played by: Paul McDonough (Intro:- Brooks Atkinson)

Directed by: Sidney Lumet


Associate Producer: Lewis Freedman

Executive Producer: Worthington Miner



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