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25 April 1934 (UK) See more »
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In this blend of documentary and fictional narrative from pioneering filmmaker Robert Flaherty, the everyday trials of life on Ireland's unforgiving Aran Islands are captured with attention to naturalistic beauty and historical detail. | Full synopsis »
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The magic of black and white photography with stunning visuals See more (19 total) »

Cast

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Colman 'Tiger' King ... A Man of Aran
Maggie Dirrane ... His Wife
Michael Dirrane ... Their Son
Pat Mullin ... Shark Hunter
Patch 'Red Beard' Ruadh ... Shark Hunter
Patcheen Faherty ... Shark Hunter
Tommy O'Rourke ... Shark Hunter
'Big Patcheen' Conneely of the West ... Canoeman
Stephen Dirrane ... Canoeman
Pat McDonough ... Canoeman

Directed by
Robert J. Flaherty 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Robert J. Flaherty 

Produced by
Michael Balcon .... producer
 
Original Music by
John Greenwood 
 
Cinematography by
Robert J. Flaherty 
 
Film Editing by
John Monck  (as John Goldman)
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Pat Mullin of Aran .... assistant director
 
Sound Department
Slim Hand .... sound recordist (as H. Hand)
 
Music Department
Louis Levy .... musical director
Leighton Lucas .... composer: additional music (uncredited)
 
Other crew
Frances H. Flaherty .... collaborator
John Taylor .... field laboratory
Harry Watt .... laboratory assistant (uncredited)
 

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USA:76 min
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UK:E (DVD rating)

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The play "The Cripple of Inishmaan" by Martin McDonagh is a fictionalized account of the making of this film.See more »
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Referenced in Il secondo tragico Fantozzi (1976)See more »

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10 out of 12 people found the following review useful.
The magic of black and white photography with stunning visuals, 8 February 2000
Author: monabe from Tuross Head, Australia

A magic film that you can watch again and again for its majesty and drama. I cannot recall another black and white movie that so well captured the terrifying grandeur of the sea. If you saw and enjoyed "Ryan's Daughter", do see this classic of cinema and compare it's storm sequence. What magic Flaherty captured in astonishing cinematography and editing! The setting is wonderful, so do see this film, and hope you too get the opportunity to see the West coast of Ireland when the sea is up and the wind is shrieking. Times may have changed even these more remote parts of Ireland, but nothing will ever overcome the stark and rugged beauty of this glorious landscape so ably captured in "Man of Aran".

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