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 »
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 »
Fellow countrymen, continuously and courageously we have fought and struggled for the national salvation of Ireland!
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Sean O'Casey's play does not translate to the screen very well. A bit talky, it may have worked fine on stage, but it is not movie material. Still Hitchcock has moments where he shows his genius as a filmmaker. There are camera shots and editing cuts that tell more of the story than any of O'Casey's dialog.
Still, I would not recommend this film for anyone who is new to the work of Alfred Hitchcock. Save this one for the advance class, and let the beginners view "The Secret Agent," "Shadow of a Doubt," "Vertigo," and "Psycho," just to name a few.
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