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Another Shore (1948)

 -  Comedy  -  28 July 1950 (France)
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A young Irishman comes up with an unusual plan to get the money to emigrate to Tahiti.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Gulliver Shields
Moira Lister ...
Jennifer
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Alastair McNeil
Michael Medwin ...
Yellow Bingham
Sheila Manahan ...
Nora
Fred O'Donovan ...
Coghlan
Maureen Delaney ...
Mrs Gleeson
Dermot Kelly ...
Boxer
Irene Worth ...
Bucsy Vere-Brown - Socialite
Bill Shine ...
Bats Vere-Brown - Socialite
Muriel Aked ...
Little Old Lady
Wilfrid Brambell ...
Arthur Moore
Michael Dolan ...
Twiss
W.A. Kelly ...
Old Roger
Michael Golden ...
D.O. Broderick
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Young Dubliner, Gulliver Sheils, fantasises about escaping his humdrum life and living in Tahiti. Lacking the money for such a venture, he takes to hanging around outside Trinity College in the hope of rescuing a wealthy person from a traffic accident who will reward him for his heroism. He ignores the affections of local beauty Jennifer, yet his patience pays off when befriends a tycoon who offers to take him to the South Seas. As the pair head off, they are themselves involved in a traffic accident, forcing Gulliver to realise his true feelings for Jennifer and stay in Dublin. Written by Alexander Lum

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ealing | based on novel

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MacNamara's Band
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Music by Shamus O'Connor
Lyrics by John J. Stamford
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Homely Rule...
1 May 2007 | by (Ireland) – See all my reviews

Self-confessed waster and non-literary man Gulliver Sheils hatches a plan to escape glum 40's Ireland for the South Seas...

This beautiful little Ealing comedy is rarely seen, probably because it has no big names and is an Ealing experiment in Irish humour rather than their usual business of English. Robert Beatty, fresh from his turn as an IRA man in Odd Man Out, makes a very convincing loafer, all excuses permanently in hand - 'I'm not a literary man, at all.' The rarely seen Moira Lister shines as his middle class love interest, much more rooted to the real world and trying to make Beatty respectable enough for marriage. And there's a small turn by Wilfred Brambell looking very much like Albert Steptoe fifteen years before Albert Steptoe.

The ending is very much an English solution to an Irish problem. If only Home Rule assured us all a wage and girl...

I also wonder if Brendan Behan saw this film, through a beer glass in the late 40's in some Dublin fleapit, and decided to adopt its style. It certainly anticipates much of his take on Irish character and humour.


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