The Iceman Cometh (1960) 2 x DVD9
The action takes place entirely in the saloon of ironically named Harry Hope (Farrell Pelly). He and the other drunken denizens of his tavern, aged anarchist Larry Slade (Myron McCormick) young ex-anarchist Don Parritt (an incredibly youthful Robert Redford), failed revolutionary Hugo (Sorrell Booke), bartender/pimp Rocky (Tom Pedi), drunken newspaperman Jimmy Tomorrow (Harrison Dowd), and assorted lushes and hookers, are all awaiting the semiannual drunken binge of 'Hickey,' traveling salesman Theodore Hickman (Jason Robards). Always loose with his cash and good for numerous drinks, Hickey is the focus of the denizens of the bar, who keep going through their pipe dreams about returning to society as functioning members. When Hickey finally shows up, however, he's off the sauce and has experienced a mysterious epiphany. He goes on a crusade to get them to face up to their fantasies and see them for what they really are, and the result has untoward effects.

DVD9 | NTSC 4:3 | 01:42:50 + 01:46:16 | 5.77 Gb + 5.86 Gb
Language: English
Subtitles: none
Genre: Drama

Director: Sidney Lumet
Cast: Jason Robards, Myron McCormick, Tom Pedi
Country: USA

Extras:
Previews of other DVDs in the Broadway Theatre Archive series.
These previews total about 54 minutes in length, and sometimes are quite substantial excerpts from the dramas. The plays are Working, Fifth of July, King Lear (starring James Earl Jones), Beyond the Horizon, Antigone, Alice in Wonderland, Ah, Wilderness!, Mourning Becomes Electra, The Royal Family, Hamlet (starring Kevin Kline), The Iceman Cometh, The Seagull and The Time of Your Life.

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