Sam Hamm on

All Night Long

Released 1963
Distributor Colorama Features

No, not the 1982 Barbra Streisand movie (which come to think of it might be equally unfamiliar), but Basil Dearden’s sadly obscure 1962 British drama which received a barely noticeable US release a year later from the tiny Colorama Features. A mouth-wateringly rare assembly of jazz greats is on display jamming it up behind the histrionics in this unusual jazzploitation update of Othello.

About Sam Hamm

Failed cartoonist Sam Hamm turned to screenwriting when he realized he would never be able to draw like Alex Toth. His feature credits include Never Cry Wolf, Batman, Batman Returns, and Monkeybone. Hamm also created the short-lived television series M.A.N.T.I.S. in collaboration with Sam Raimi. Most recently, he has written two episodes of the cable series Masters of Horror for director Joe Dante: Homecoming (for which he won a Best Screenplay award at the Sitges International Film Festival) and The Screwfly Solution.