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Eugene O'Neill's A Moon for the Misbegotten (Broadway Theatre Archive)
Eugene O'Neill's A Moon for the Misbegotten
Broadway Theatre Archive
Actors: Jason Robards, Colleen Dewhurst, Ed Flanders, Edwin McDonough, John O'Leary
Directors: Gordon Rigsby, José Quintero
Genres: Drama, Television, Musicals & Performing Arts
NR     2002     2hr 14min

Eugene O'Neill's final completed play stands among his most compelling achievements. But its reception was tardy in grasping the true quality of this swan song. Written in the early 1940s, A Moon for the Misbegotten was fi...  more »

     
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Actors: Jason Robards, Colleen Dewhurst, Ed Flanders, Edwin McDonough, John O'Leary
Directors: Gordon Rigsby, José Quintero
Creators: Alfred Müller, Max K. Curtis, Audrey Maas, David Susskind, Eugene O'Neill
Genres: Drama, Television, Musicals & Performing Arts
Sub-Genres: Love & Romance, Family Life, Television, Broadway Theatre Archive
Studio: Image Entertainment
Format: DVD - Color
DVD Release Date: 04/23/2002
Original Release Date: 05/27/1975
Theatrical Release Date: 05/27/1975
Release Year: 2002
Run Time: 2hr 14min
Screens: Color
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 9
MPAA Rating: NR (Not Rated)
Languages: English

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Movie Reviews

A masterpiece
S. Herzig | Davenport, IA USA | 10/13/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)

"this production has some of the greats in it and directing it. jason robards and colleen dewhurst really make the characters come alive. it is a bittersweet story, all the more satisfying if you happened to have seen "long days journey into night" first. Eugene O'Neill is a master."
It makes me wish I'd seen the stage production.
Sadie | Ventura, CA United States | 07/11/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I was completely mesmorized by this production. It had my undivided attention from start to finish. My first introduction to Eugene O'Neill was when I saw A Long Days Journey in the late 70's with Deborah Kerr. It was a play I have never forgotten. If I had one wish after watching A Moon for the Misbegotten on film it would be to turn back the time 25 years so I could see Colleen Dewhurst as Josie in person. O'Neill's plays have an all male cast with the exception of one very strong female role. It took a strong yet amiable personality to play Josie, and Colleen Dewhurst was just the actress to capture the attention of an entire audience while not upstaging the other actors. If you love Colleen Dewhurst, Jason Robards, Eugene O'Neill, or the theatre in general, this is one performance not to be missed."
A Moon for the Misbegotten
JAMJAZZ | MI | 03/03/2010
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This may not be one of the more well known of O'Neill's plays but it stands with "Long Day's Journey ..." and "The Iceman Cometh" when you want realistic,intense drama. There is humor to begin but be prepared to strap yourself in because this is an emotional ride to the depths of a human soul. I saw this when it was originally broadcast on ABC television more than 30 years ago and it stuck with me all these years. It has not lost it's punch!! I highly recommend it."
Ah, Look at that Moon...Would ya?
Erika K. Bolin | Los Angeles | 07/31/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)

"You meet O'Neill's family again here. MFTM is like a sequel to 'A Long Day's Journey Into Night.' It's slow, and unravels as O'Neill likes to. Rich and full of throat-tightening moments. This is one helluva show by one of the finest O'Neill actors (Robards) to speak the words. Buy it, sit down on a slow day or night, and just enjoy the words and people you spy on for a time. 'Iceman Cometh' is still my favorite, but this comes pretty darn close to warming the heart as fully."