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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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The first Alfred Hitchcock film to use the long-take technique. See more »

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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 »

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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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Incredibly Moving and Beautiful
5 December 2007 | by (Orlando, United States) – See all my reviews

This is a work of socialist realism, showing the lives of the working-class from the worker's point of view. It is shocking and raw, but contains a great deal wit and humor. It is certainly a surprise to see Hitchcock handling such overtly political material.

He does it with a great deal of sensitivity. He allows Sean O'Casey's wonderful dialogue to carry the film and does not allow any cinematic tricks to get in the way.

This is a must-see film. For those who think that Hitchcock is all technique and no ideological substance, it will be a surprise and a revelation.

Only "The Skin Game" matches it for overtly Marxist political drama.


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