|Lee Marvin||Theodore ``Hickey'' Hickman|
|Fredric March||Harry Hope|
|Robert Ryan||Larry Slade|
|Jeff Bridges||Don Parritt|
|Bradford Dillman||Willie Oban|
|Sorrell Booke||Hugo Kalmar|
Based on the play by Eugene O'Neill, this drama begins as the sad-sack patrons of a New York City bar await the arrival of salesman and drinking buddy Theodore Hickman . Known to the regulars of the watering hole as Hickey, he passionately encourages his fellow alcoholics to give up their pipe dreams and embrace their harsh realities. As Hickey makes his case for letting go of all delusions, to the resentment of his friends, secrets from his own past are revealed.