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
Rita Tushingham ...
Kate Brady
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Baba Brennan
Marie Kean ...
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)
Eileen Crowe ...
Mrs. Byrne
May Craig ...
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Joe Lynch ...
Andy Devlin
Yolande Turner ...
Mary Maguire (as Yolande Finch)
Harry Brogan ...
Jack Holland
Michael C. Hennessy ...
Davey (as Michael Hennessy)
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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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In the montage of the girls getting ready for their dates near the movie's beginning, the 45 r.p.m. record is "Fell In Love On Monday" by Fats Domino, who is also the topic of the magazine article near the record. See more »

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Malachi Sullivan: Ah, the milk of human blindness.
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May-December romance
4 January 2008 | by (New York) – See all my reviews

Desmond Davis, who had worked closely with Tony Richardson, decided to try his hand directing films. For his first effort he decided to use Edna O'Brien's novella "The Lonely Girl", which we read a long while ago, and frankly, we don't remember it well. The result was a movie that has that "English Look" of what came out of England during those years.

"Girl with Green Eyes" owes its success to Rita Tushingham, an actress that was the darling of English movie makers. She had a certain waif look that she used to her advantage in films such as this one, and in others of the same period. She holds the movie together as it's hard to take one's eyes from hers. Ms. Tushingham was not a spectacular beauty, yet she had a certain look that was appealing in her work.

Peter Finch appears as Eugene Gaillard, a man who is divorced with a child, and whose estranged wife has moved overseas. His attraction for Kate Brennan is quite understandable, yet, Eugene can't get Kate to be more than a platonic admirer, never being able to consume the passion she feels for him, and vice versa.

Also in the movie, a young and fresh Lynn Redgrave, who went to make bigger and better things on her own in the British cinema and on the stage and films in America, her adoptive country.

"Girl with Green Eyes" is worth a look for what Desmond Davis was able to accomplish in his first feature. The copy we watched recently was sadly in need of restoration.


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