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Patrick Farrell
June Thorburn ...
Silin Lehane
Eddie Golden ...
Martin Lehane
Godfrey Quigley ...
Desmond Phillips
Dennis Brennan ...
Bolger
Tony Wright ...
Tony Randall
Harry Brogan ...
Willie Farrell
Maire Keane ...
Molly Lehane
Philip O'Flynn ...
Father Carey
Seamus Kavanagh ...
Dowling
Josephine Fitzgerald ...
Mrs. O'Shaughnessy
Bart Bastable ...
Mr. Clooney
Bill Foley ...
Matt Connolly
Jack Cunningham ...
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Annie D'Alton ...
Miss O'Toole
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A British TV producer is traveling in Ireland when he comes across a village where they are planning a birthday party for the oldest man in the world. He decides he wants to make a film about this man, but Patrick Farrell is not the delightful old man one would hope him to be. And he is not enthusiastic about making a big deal of his upcoming birthday either.

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13 March 1959 (Ireland)  »

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Final film of Barry Fitzgerald. See more »

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Oldest Man in the World
9 February 2012 | by (Buffalo, New York) – See all my reviews

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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