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


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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 (as Cecil Ford)
Sound Department
Digby Jones .... sound director
Peter Letts .... assistant sound director
Camera and Electrical Department
Harry Morrison .... chief electrician
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

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Also Known As:
"A Story That Is Told in Dublin" - Ireland (English title) (subtitle)
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UK:23 min | USA:23 min
Sound Mix:
Mono (RCA Sound System)
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"Glennascaul" is Irish for "Glen of the Shadows."See more »
[last lines]
The Short Woman:Well!
The Tall Woman:Of all the disobliging...!
The Short Woman:Did you see *who* that was?
The Tall Woman:Yes... but I don't believe it.
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RETURN TO GLENNASCAUL: A Story That Is Told In Dublin {Short} (Hilton Edwards, 1951) **1/2, 9 October 2013
Author: MARIO GAUCI ( 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.

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