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Johnny Nobody (1961)

 -  Drama  -  23 November 1965 (USA)
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When the atheistic ranting of Irish-American author James Mulcahy upsets the inhabitants of the Irish village to which he has retired, a mob threatens him. But moments after he has dared ... See full summary »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Nigel Patrick ...
Father Carey
Yvonne Mitchell ...
Miss Floyd
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James Ronald Mulcahy
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Johnny Nobody
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Prosecuting Counsel O'Brien
Bernie Winters ...
Photographer
Niall MacGinnis ...
Defending Counsel Sullivan
Noel Purcell ...
Brother Timothy
Eddie Byrne ...
Landlord O'Connor
John Welsh ...
Judge
Joe Lynch ...
Tinker
Jimmy O'Dea ...
Postman Tim
J.G. Devlin ...
Caretaker
Christopher Casson ...
Father Bernard
Michael Brennan ...
Supt. Lynch
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When the atheistic ranting of Irish-American author James Mulcahy upsets the inhabitants of the Irish village to which he has retired, a mob threatens him. But moments after he has dared God to strike him dead, a stranger appears and does so. The man, dubbed "Johnny Nobody" by the press, claims no knowledge of Mulcahy or even of himself. He asks the help of the village priest, Father Carey, in his upcoming trial for Mulcahy's murder. While the amnesiac Johnny goes to trial, Father Carey mulls questions of belief raised by the case. And then, the good father learns a little more about Johnny Nobody... Written by Jim Beaver <jumblejim@prodigy.net>

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This is another entry into film-noir of the 1950's.
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William Bendix gives another brilliant performance as a blasphemer. Aldo Ray performs in a strange and unique role. The conclusion of the film may not come close to Dietrich-Laughton in "Witness for the Prosecution", but one could see a comparison with the original "Bad Seed"


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