The Iceman Cometh

The Iceman Cometh (1973)

They drank and they dreamed...tomorrow they would conquer the world...then along came Hickey.

  • Genre: Drama
  • Release Date: 1973-11-10
  • User Rating: 6.7/10 from 9 ratings
  • Runtime: 3h 59min
  • Language: English
  • Production Country: United States of America
  • Director: John Frankenheimer
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Set in 1912, the entire film takes place inside a dive bar named The Last Chance Saloon, where its destitute patrons eagerly await the arrival of Hickey, who arrives annually and props everyone up with free drinks and spirited stories of his travels. However, when Hickey does show up this year, it is with a message of temperance and an exhortation to give up hopeless dreams and face reality.

The Iceman Cometh Trailer

  • Lee Marvin

    as Theodore 'Hickey' Hickman
  • Fredric March

    as Harry Hope
  • Robert Ryan

    as Larry Slade
  • Bradford Dillman

    as Willie Oban
  • Sorrell Booke

    as Hugo Kalmar
  • Hildy Brooks

    as Margie
  • Juno Dawson

    as Pearl (as Nancy Juno Dawson)
  • Evans Evans

    as Cora
  • Martyn Green

    as Cecil Lewis
  • Clifton James

    as Pat McGloin
  • John McLiam

    as Jimmy Tomorrow
  • Stephen Pearlman

    as Chuck Morelo
  • Tom Pedi

    as Rocky Pioggi
  • George Voskovec

    as Piet Wetjoen
  • Jeff Bridges

    as Don Parritt
  • Moses Gunn

    as Joe Mott
Directing John Frankenheimer Director
Writing Eugene O'Neill Author
Writing Thomas Quinn Curtiss Screenplay