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Saints and Sinners (1949)

Approved | | Comedy, Drama | 15 August 1949 (UK)
What happens to the saints and sinners of a small Irish village on the day the world is supposed to end.

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Kieron Moore ...
Michael Kissane
Christine Norden ...
Blanche
Sheila Manahan ...
Sheila Flaherty
Michael Dolan ...
Canon
Maire O'Neill ...
Ma Murnaghan
Tom Dillon ...
O'Brien
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Flaherty
Pamela Arliss ...
Betty (as Pam Arliss)
Sheila Richards ...
Eileen O'Hara
Edward Byrne ...
Norreys (as Eddie Bryne)
Eric Gorman ...
Madigan
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O'Driscoll
Tony Quinn ...
Berry
Anita Bolster ...
Julia Ann Dermody
William G. O'Gorman ...
Maeve (as William O'Gorman)
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What happens to the saints and sinners of a small Irish village on the day the world is supposed to end.

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Comedy | Drama

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Long setup but pay-off is worth the wait
1 December 2004 | by (USA) – See all my reviews

The first half of Leslie Arliss' comedy/drama shows the sins of various folks in a small Irish village: greed, theft, seduction, and other temptations and pleasures of the flesh. Then, when the locals are convinced that fiery angels are coming to destroy the world at noon on Tuesday their sudden confessions to the Canon, and his reactions to the entire affair are very funny and may also get us to think just a wee bit about our own situation. There's just enough humor and Irish charm to keep it from descending too far into standard melodrama.

But the real saving graces of the film are the superb performances by all, particularly by Michael Dolan as the Canon, and Philip Green's lovely score. It is a treat to find a neglected film like this one that is so well made and so memorable.


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