Barry Fitzgerald's screen career came to an end with the release of Broth Of A Boy, an independent film done by the Abbey Theater players. Fitzgerald's career came full circle with that one as he was a member of that honored theater group way before he did any film.
And the 77 year old Fitzgerald played a centenarian and then some as the oldest man in the world who BBC producer Tony Wright discovers while on holiday in Ireland. What a great story he's stumbled into and he wants a big television special.
But Fitzgerald is one crabby old cuss and he's got his own reasons for not making a big deal about the birthday. And he also assaults the owner of a trout stream where he and his somewhat mentally challenged son have been poaching for years. Will the big television special come off.
For that you have to watch Broth Of A Boy and while its not a great film it's a whimsical comedy that relies on the considerable scene stealing talents of Barry Fitzgerald and his colleagues from the Abbey Theater.
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