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Girl with Green Eyes (1964)

In 1960s Dublin a young girl becomes involved with an older man, a much-travelled and still married land-owner.

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Eugene Gaillard
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Kate Brady
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Baba Brennan
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Josie Hannigan (as Maire Kean)
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James Brady
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Malachi Sullivan
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The Priest
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Joanna
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Bertie Counham (as Patrick Laffan)
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Mrs. Byrne
May Craig ...
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Andy Devlin
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Mary Maguire
Harry Brogan ...
Jack Holland
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An awkward young Irish farm girl Kate Brady moves to Dublin and shares a room with funny, outgoing Baba Brennan, where she soon meets Eugene Gaillard, a middle-aged writer, who is immediately attracted to the shy and innocent Kate, ignoring the more sophisticated Baba. Written by alfiehitchie

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28 January 1965 (France)  »

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Malachi Sullivan: Ah, the milk of human blindness.
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Green Eyes in Colorful Black and White
21 July 2008 | by (Orlando, United States) – See all my reviews

The only thing I had seen before this by Desmond Davis, was the classic "Clash of the Titans." That was perhaps the best movie ever made based on ancient Greek Mythology. It was a wonderful adventure and fantasy film.

This is totally different. It is British new wave with a camera that tracks, sweeps and runs across the British/Irish countryside as gently as it tickles Rita Tushingham's large nosed, perky face. Besides the energetic cinematography and editing which is somewhere between Goddard's "Breathless" and Richard Lester's "A Hard Day's Night," we get a hard edge slice of life drama/comedy that leaps with wit and poetry. Its as good as Tushingham's earlier, similar hit, "A Taste of Honey."

Lynn Redgrave is cuter than any human being has a right to be and Peter Finch is honest and likable as Eugene, the man who wins Tushingham's confidence, if not her heart.

The point of the movie is that we all change and we even "outgrow our friends". We should accept it without getting hysterical or dramatic about it. It is a touch sad, but we move on.

In a way it belongs with "My Fair Lady," and "Educating Rita" as a picture about women becoming...

All one can say about the movie in its entirety: "Smashing!"


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