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The Shame of Mary Boyle (1929)

Juno and the Paycock (original title)
During the Irish revolution, a family earns a big inheritance. They start leading a rich life forgetting what the most important values are.

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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 Claudio Sandrini <pulp99@geocities.com>

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Trivia

Sean O'Casey and Alfred Hitchcock formed a friendship during the filming. See more »

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In the shot of Johnny in bed after Maisie Madigan has a drink of whiskey at the Boyle's house, he is shown with both arms. See more »

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[first lines]
The Orator: 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. .
27 January 2010 | by (Washington State) – See all my reviews

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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