Girl with Green Eyes (1964)

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



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Eugene Gaillard
Rita Tushingham ...
Kate Brady
Baba Brennan
Marie Kean ...
Josie Hannigan (as Maire Kean)
Arthur O'Sullivan ...
James Brady
Malachi Sullivan
The Priest
Bertie Counham (as Patrick Laffan)
Eileen Crowe ...
Mrs. Byrne
May Craig ...
Joe Lynch ...
Andy Devlin
Yolande Turner ...
Mary Maguire (as Yolande Finch)
Harry Brogan ...
Jack Holland
Michael C. Hennessy ...
Davey (as Michael Hennessy)


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)  »

Also Known As:

A Rapariga dos Olhos Verdes  »

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1.66 : 1
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Malachi Sullivan: Ah, the milk of human blindness.
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14 January 2003 | by (Cleveland, Ohio) – See all my reviews

Poor Rita Tushingham--she did seem to inherit some strangely frustrating parts.

In "A Taste of Honey" she was a young pregnant girl, first abandoned by her itinerant sailor, then landing in a "relationship" with a sadly confused chap.

In "Girl with Green Hair," she's another adolescent who falls for a man twice her age. Won't she ever learn?

Director Desmond Davis' work resembles Tony Richardson's so much that their styles are almost interchangeable. It may be because Composer John Addison also scored Richardson's "A Taste of Honey," and "Loneliness of the Long Distant Runner." It's remarkable how Addison's bleakly dissonant style so greatly influences the moods of these dramas.

With Davis employing a lot of contrapuntal passages played by a thin woodwind ensemble--often featuring a solo oboe--one does feel the emptiness and loneliness of character emotions.

There was no one who embodied the "Cockney Kitchen Sink" dramas of the 60s like Tushingham. She was perfect for her parts. Here ably supported by Peter Finch as a blase older man and Lynn Redgrave as a daftly talkative friend, Tushingham plays her role to the hilt.

By the end, the viewer has come to experience a limited encounter--rather doomed from the start--between a worldly wise Dublin land owner and working class Brit girl . . . the latter of whom is finally able to move on with her education and find acquaintances more her age.

The viewer during this visit has experienced some telling scenes of Irish-English life, and an interesting adolescent/mature fling at a brief encounter.

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