IMDb > Return to Glennascaul (1953)
Return to Glennascaul
Quicklinks
Top Links
trailers and videosfull cast and crewtriviaofficial sitesmemorable quotes
Overview
main detailscombined detailsfull cast and crewcompany credits
Awards & Reviews
user reviewsexternal reviewsawardsuser ratingsparents guidemessage board
Plot & Quotes
plot summarysynopsisplot keywordsmemorable quotes
Did You Know?
triviagoofssoundtrack listingcrazy creditsalternate versionsmovie connectionsFAQ
Other Info
box office/businessrelease datesfilming locationstechnical specsliterature listingsNewsDesk
Promotional
taglines trailers and videos posters photo gallery
External Links
showtimesofficial sitesmiscellaneousphotographssound clipsvideo clips

Return to Glennascaul (1953) More at IMDbPro »


Overview

User Rating:
6.9/10   283 votes »
Your Rating:
Saving vote...
Deleting vote...
/10   (delete | history)
Sorry, there was a problem
MOVIEmeter: ?
Down 5% in popularity this week. See why on IMDbPro.
Director:
Writer:
Hilton Edwards (written by)
Contact:
View company contact information for Return to Glennascaul on IMDbPro.
Release Date:
1953 (USA) See more »
Genre:
Plot:
Orson Welles, taking a break from the filming of "Othello", is driving in the Irish countryside one... See more » | Add synopsis »
Awards:
Nominated for Oscar. See more »
NewsDesk:
Oscar Horrors: An Irish Ghost Story
 (From FilmExperience. 26 October 2012, 12:33 PM, PDT)

User Reviews:
RETURN TO GLENNASCAUL: A Story That Is Told In Dublin {Short} (Hilton Edwards, 1951) **1/2 See more (11 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Directed by
Hilton Edwards 
 
Writing credits
Hilton Edwards (written by)

Produced by
Hilton Edwards .... producer
Richard Gordon .... executive producer: restored version
Micheál MacLiammóir .... producer (as Micheál Mac Liammóir)
 
Original Music by
Hans Gunther Stumpf 
 
Cinematography by
Georg Fleischmann 
 
Film Editing by
Joseph Sterling 
 
Art Direction by
Tony Inglis 
 
Production Management
Raymond Percy .... production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Cecil F. Ford .... assistant director
 
Sound Department
Digby Jones .... sound director
Peter Letts .... assistant sound director
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Lian O'Laoghaire .... assistant camera
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Paul Smith .... wardrobe
 
Editorial Department
Peter Pitt .... assistant editor
 
Music Department
Mercedes Bolger .... musician: harp
Sile Larchet .... musician: harp
 
Other crew
Johanna Harwood .... continuity
T.R. Royle .... presenter
 
Crew believed to be complete


Production CompaniesDistributorsOther Companies

Additional Details

Also Known As:
"A Story That Is Told in Dublin" - Ireland (English title) (subtitle)
See more »
Runtime:
UK:23 min | USA:23 min
Country:
Language:
Sound Mix:
Mono (RCA Sound System)
Certification:
Filming Locations:

Did You Know?

Trivia:
The film was given to RCA recording studios in Hammersmith to complete post-production. They engaged Joseph Sterling to edit it. When the film arrived it had been very roughly assembled by someone not used to cutting room procedure; trims tightly wound up, no identification etc. Originly the film's commentary was given by the actor Michael Laurence, who played Sean Merriman. When editing was completed, Hilton Edwards ran the film for Orson Welles. He then decided that he should re-do the commentary.See more »
Quotes:
Orson Welles:What happened to your car?
Sean Merriman:I had trouble with the distributor. I say, aren't you...?
Orson Welles:Uh... yes, I am. I've had trouble with my distributor too.
See more »
Movie Connections:
References Othello (1952)See more »
Soundtrack:
Crime WaveSee more »

FAQ

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.
0 out of 1 people found the following review useful.
RETURN TO GLENNASCAUL: A Story That Is Told In Dublin {Short} (Hilton Edwards, 1951) **1/2, 9 October 2013
Author: MARIO GAUCI (marrod@melita.com) from Naxxar, Malta

Travelling through Dublin by car, Orson Welles (playing himself) gives a lift to a stranded man, who recounts a similar but strange occurrence of his own. Not particularly gripping as a ghost story; however, the detail is quite nice…and Mr. Welles' genial presence entirely welcome. Even so, the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences thought it enough of a novelty at the time to deem it worthy of an Oscar nomination in the "Best Two-Reel Short Subject" category in 1953 – one that was eventually won by an obscure Walt Disney 'True-Life Adventure' documentary, BEAR COUNTRY! What is interesting to modern audiences in general and Welles scholars in particular is that the short under review was literally shot when the great man was taking a break from the filming of OTHELLO (1952) – an event which is captured in its very opening scenes! In fact, it was co-produced by Micheal MacLiammoir and writer/director Edwards who, were not only portraying Iago and Brabantio in Welles' exceptional filming of Shakespeare's tragedy, but had been Welles' theatrical cohorts in the late 1930s when he was just starting out. The restored version of the short – retitled ORSON WELLES' GHOST STORY – was overseen by genre producer Richard Gordon and introduced by the ubiquitous Peter Bogdanovich.

Was the above review useful to you?
See more (11 total) »

Message Boards

Discuss this movie with other users on IMDb message board for Return to Glennascaul (1953)

Recommendations

If you enjoyed this title, our database also recommends:
- - - - -
Mildred Pierce Intermission Atonement An American Haunting Stay
IMDb User Rating:
IMDb User Rating:
IMDb User Rating:
IMDb User Rating:
IMDb User Rating:
Show more recommendations

Related Links

Full cast and crew Company credits External reviews
News articles IMDb Short section IMDb Ireland section

You may report errors and omissions on this page to the IMDb database managers. They will be examined and if approved will be included in a future update. Clicking the 'Edit page' button will take you through a step-by-step process.