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Playboy of the Western World (1963)

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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Siobhan McKenna ...
Pegeen Mike
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The Playboy (Christy Mahon)
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Widow Quin
Michael O'Brian ...
Shawn Keogh
Liam Redmond ...
Michael James
Brendan Cauldwell ...
Jimmy Farrell
John Welsh ...
Philly Cullen
Niall MacGinnis ...
Old Mahon
Eithne Lydon ...
Susan
Finnuala O'Shannon ...
Sara
Anne Brogan ...
Nelly
Katie Fitzroy ...
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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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13 February 2002 | by (London) – See all my reviews

This film is ok, but I prefer reading the original than watching this bad quality version of the film. The words, as far I am concerned is gabbled too quickly, and the acting is of a poor quality. It seems to me as though characters such as Christy Mahon aren't, in fact, Irish, and after checking I found that the actor playing Christy was born in Islington, London.

It also doesn't stick to John Synge's original (images of the games on the beach), and interestingly all the female characters in the play seem to wear the same dress design. However, this play does underline the main message of the film: the importance of fantasy in the development of the story.

To appreciate this film properly, I would recommend reading the original.


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