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Playboy of the Western World (1963)

 |  Comedy  |  18 March 1963 (USA)
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A quiet little village, and especially a pretty young woman, falls under the spell of a charming, somewhat roguish stranger who suddenly appears one day.

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Pegeen Mike
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The Playboy (Christy Mahon)
Elspeth March ...
Widow Quin
Michael O'Brian ...
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Liam Redmond ...
Michael James
Brendan Cauldwell ...
Jimmy Farrell
John Welsh ...
Philly Cullen
Niall MacGinnis ...
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Eithne Lydon ...
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Finnuala O'Shannon ...
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Anne Brogan ...
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Katie Fitzroy ...
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The very highest grade of Irish blarney....
5 February 2006 | by (Fairfax, VA) – See all my reviews

A handsome young stranger (engagingly played by Gary Raymond) suddenly turns up in a remote coastal Irish village professing to be desperately fleeing ahead of the law after having murdered his own father by beating his head in. His lurid, high-spirited account very quickly earns the admiration of everyone in the local inn and stirs the lust of all the unattached women in the village, especially the fetching spinster running the inn (McKenna) and the aggressive man-starved widow Quin (March). However, the young hero's status changes abruptly when his old dad shows up just ahead of the police.

The strong regional flavor of this piece is the element that makes it so delightful and different. It overflows with the very highest grade of fluent Irish blarney. Gary Raymond, even if not Irish, is delightful as the irrepressible Christy Mahon and will leave a memorable impression on viewers.


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