During the Irish revolution, a family earns a big inheritance. They start leading a rich life forgetting what the most important values of are. At the end, they discover they will not receive that inheritance; the family is destroyed and penniless. They must sell their home and start living like vagabonds. Written by
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The original Broadway production of "Juno and the Paycock" by Sean O'Casey opened at the Mayfair Theater on March 15, 1926 and ran for 74 performances. The play was revived on Broadway in 1927, 1934, 1937, 1940 and 1988. See more »
When Maisie Madigan is drunk at the Boyle's house, she strolls across the kitchen and Mrs. Boyel's arms are by her side, but in the next shot, Mrs. Boyle's arms are crossed. See more »
Fellow countrymen, continuously and courageously we have fought and struggled for the national salvation of Ireland!
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Poor family in 1920's Ireland and their fraud of a father. .
This is a very early sound movie; therefore, many of the technical aspects are very primitive, so you must use a bit of patience. But, some of the acting is top-notch, and of course, the play is a classic of the Irish stage. The two standouts as actors is the man who played the outlandish sponge and hanger-on, Jockster, and Sara Algood (sp?) always a dynamite character actor--as Juno, she shines. All in all, this Hitchcock adaption of the play is well done. "Juno and the Paycock" eventually goes in a direction that you would not expect, but in any event, the way in which it looks at Dublin's poor is rather unflinching.
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