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The Rising of the Moon (1957)

 -  Comedy | Drama  -  10 August 1957 (USA)
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Three vignettes of old Irish country life, based on a series of short stories. In "The Majesty of the Law," a police officer must arrest a very old-fashioned, traditional fellow for assault... See full summary »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
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Himself - Host
Noel Purcell ...
Dan O'Flaherty (1st Episode)
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Inspector Michael Dillon (1st Episode)
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Mickey J. - the poitín maker (1st Episode)
Jimmy O'Dea ...
Paddy Morrisey - porter (2nd Episode)
Tony Quinn ...
Andrew Rourke - Station Master (2nd Episode)
Paul Farrell ...
Jim O'Brien - 2nd Episode
Kevin Casey ...
Fireman McTigue - 2nd Episode
Maureen Potter ...
Pegeen Mallory - barmaid (2nd Episode)
May Craig ...
Mrs. Folsey - 2nd Episode
Michael Trubshawe ...
Colonel Charles Frobisher (2nd Episode)
Maureen Connell ...
May Ann McMahon (2nd Episode)
Michael O'Duffy ...
Mahon - The Singer - 2nd Episode
Denis O'Dea ...
Police Sergeant Tom O'Hara (3rd Episode)
Eileen Crowe ...
Mrs. O'Hara - Police Sergeant's Wife (3rd Episode)
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Three vignettes of old Irish country life, based on a series of short stories. In "The Majesty of the Law," a police officer must arrest a very old-fashioned, traditional fellow for assault. The man's principles have the policeman and the whole village, including the man he slugged, sympathizing with him. "One Minute's Wait" is about an little train station and glimpses into the lives of the passengers, with a series of comic setups. The third piece is called "1921" and is about a condemned Irish nationalist and his daring escape. Tyrone Power introduces each story. Written by Molly Malloy <mailcall@kiva.net>

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First cinema film of Donal Donnelly. See more »

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Featured in The Abbey Theatre: The First 100 Years (2004) See more »

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She Is Far from the Land
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Written by Frank Lambert
Arranged by Charles Villiers Stanford
Boosey & Hawkes Music Ltd
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Great storytelling -- among the Irish best.
17 March 2013 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

THE RISING OF THE MOON.

Utterly charming film. Even better than the Brit's, QUARTET.

No 'name' stars, but they could never have given the characters the same authenticity and humanness that we enjoy from all the interpretive acting projected in each of the three episodes.

For sure, we get the best of the Irish character actors, either from the Abbey Theatre in Dublin, or even from the Outer Hebrides Playhouse ( just kidding), with all giving awesomely enjoyable performances.

Of course with John Ford at the helm, how could THE RISING OF THE MOON miss its place in the film firmament.

PS Correction from a previous review. The bobby/cop in the third episode was Dennis O'Day, not Ward Bond, whom you can catch as a cop in GWTW.


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