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Director:
Writers:
John Whiting (screenplay)
Sean O'Casey (autobiography "Mirror in My House")
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Release Date:
22 April 1965 (Argentina) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
He's a brawling, sprawling giant - on the make for fame and fortune and then some!
Plot:
Biographical drama based on the early life of playwright Sean O'Casey, depicting his rise from the 1910... See more » | Add synopsis »
Awards:
Nominated for 2 BAFTA Film Awards. See more »
NewsDesk:
(13 articles)
R.I.P. Rod Taylor
 (From Dark Horizons. 9 January 2015, 5:04 AM, PST)

'Time Machine' Star Rod Taylor Dead at 84
 (From Entertainment Tonight. 8 January 2015, 10:18 PM, PST)

Rod Taylor Has Passed Away
 (From DailyDead. 8 January 2015, 8:15 PM, PST)

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Formidable individual performances, weak film See more (15 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Rod Taylor ... John Cassidy

Julie Christie ... Daisy Battles

Maggie Smith ... Nora

Michael Redgrave ... W.B. Yeats

Edith Evans ... Lady Gregory
Flora Robson ... Mrs. Cassidy

Jack MacGowran ... Archie

Siân Phillips ... Ella

T.P. McKenna ... Tom
Julie Ross ... Sara
Robin Sumner ... Michael
Philip O'Flynn ... Mick Mullen (as Phillip O'Flynn)
Pauline Delaney ... Bessie Ballynoy (as Pauline Delany)
Arthur O'Sullivan ... Foreman
Joe Lynch ... 1st Hurler
Vincent Dowling ... 2nd Hurler
Tom Irwin ... Constable
John McDarby ... Carman at Cat & Cage
John Cowley ... Barman at Cat & Cage
Gerry Sullivan ... Barman (as Gerard Sullivan)
Bill Foley ... Publisher's Clerk (as William Foley)
John Franklyn ... Bankteller
Harry Brogan ... Murphy
James Healey ... Bank Clerk
Anne Dalton ... Neighbour

Donal Donnelly ... 1st Hearseman
Martin Crosbie ... 2nd Hearseman
Fred Johnson ... Cab Driver
Eddie Golden ... Captain White
Chris Curran ... Man in Phoenix Park (as Christopher Curran)
James Fitzgerald ... Charlie Ballynoy
Eamon Kelly ... Feeney
Shivaun O'Casey ... Lady Gregory's Maid
Harold Goldblatt ... Abbey Theatre Manager
Daniel Skidd ... Shelly
Ronald Ibbs ... Theatre Attendant
May Craig ... Woman in Foyer
May Cluskey ... Woman in Foyer
Marcella Grimes ... Woman in Riot
Michael O'Brian ... Man in Riot
Derek Young ... Policeman
Clive Geraghty ... Policeman
Wesley Murphy ... Policeman
Donal LeBlanc ... Boy with Books
Henry B. Longhurst ... Doctor (as Henry Longhurst)
Eamon Morrissey ... 3rd Hurler
Jack O'Reilly ... 4th Hurler
Dermot Tuohy ... 1st Man in Drill Hall
John Dunn-Hill ... 2nd Man in Drill Hall (as John Dunn Hill)

David Kelly ... O'Brien
Sheila Manahan ... 1st Neighbour
Nora O'Rawe ... 2nd Neighbour

Guy Doleman ... Officer
Norman Smythe ... Soldier
Michael C. Hennessy ... Theatre Attendant (as Michael Hennessy)
Pat Layde ... Guard
Finnuala O'Shannon ... 1st Girl at Abbey Theatre
Maire Hastings ... 2nd Girl at Abbey Theatre
Geraldine Plunkett ... 3rd Girl at Abbey Theatre
Liz Davies ... 4th Girl at Abbey Theatre
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Derry Power ... Captain White's Platoon Member (uncredited)
Larry Taylor ... 2nd Theatre Thug (uncredited)

Directed by
Jack Cardiff 
John Ford (uncredited)
 
Writing credits
John Whiting (screenplay)

Sean O'Casey (autobiography "Mirror in My House")

Produced by
Robert Emmett Ginna .... producer
Robert D. Graff .... producer
Michael Killanin .... associate producer
 
Original Music by
Sean O'Riada 
 
Cinematography by
Edward Scaife  (as Ted Scaife)
 
Film Editing by
Anne V. Coates 
 
Casting by
Miriam Brickman 
 
Art Direction by
Michael Stringer 
 
Costume Design by
Margaret Furse 
 
Makeup Department
Ernest Gasser .... makeup artist
Maude Onslow .... hair stylist (as Maud Onslow)
 
Production Management
Edward Joseph .... production supervisor (as Teddy Joseph)
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
John Quested .... assistant director
Grania O'Shannon .... second assistant director (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Bob Allen .... sound mixer (as Robert Allen)
Winston Ryder .... dubbing editor
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Jack Atcheler .... camera operator (as Jack Atchelor)
Tony Spratling .... focus puller (uncredited)
 
Editorial Department
Geoff R. Brown .... assistant editor (uncredited)
 
Music Department
Marcus Dods .... musical director
 
Other crew
Maurice Binder .... title designer
Phyllis Crocker .... continuity
 
Crew verified as complete


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Runtime:
Germany:105 min | USA:110 min | Argentina:108 min
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Color:
Color (Metrocolor)
Aspect Ratio:
1.66 : 1 See more »
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Did You Know?

Trivia:
Director John Ford fell ill during production and was replaced by Jack Cardiff.See more »
Goofs:
Anachronisms: The story is set around 1910. One hour into the story a horse and carriage pass by. A 1960s-era car is seen turning at an intersection where it just came from.See more »
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9 out of 17 people found the following review useful.
Formidable individual performances, weak film, 3 March 2003
Author: Jugu Abraham (jugu_abraham@yahoo.co.uk) from Trivandrum, Kerala, India

I was most amused to see the credits start presenting a John Ford film and the credits ending with "directed by Jack Cardiff."

I believe John Ford was responsible for a few scenes in the film, including the scene where Rod Taylor (Sean O'Casey/Cassidy) enters the room where his mother (Dame Flora Robson) lies dead. This sequence is extraordinary--described and narrated by Taylor's monologue and actions. This does not stand up to the quality of the rest of the film, which is below average. Now Cardiff is a good cinematographer. He has to deal with a great cast assembled by Ford, who individually perform very well, and are captured well by Cardiff's visual eye but lack the vision of a great director to string the pearls together into a great necklace. The film's ending is amusing--a poor man turned rich man handing a crown to a vagrant who appreciates the worth of the money. What had the ending to do with what preceded it? If anything, the final scene is ambiguous and one begins to wonder whether the director was making a hero of Sean O'Casey or was he chastising him as are the film's oblique comments on Yeats living in sheltered house, policed by the British. The poor man turned into a rich and famous playwright is presented to us in fits and starts. The film did have a good intention but it lapses into mediocrity. Only two characters develop well--the mother (Robson) and Nora (Maggie Smith).

Julie Christie is mesmerising in any film but her character is never developed. Maggie Smith has charmed audiences over the years but this film is definitely one of her finest. Dames Robson and Evans are daunting thespians. Add to them Michael Redgrave. All great actors--including Aussie Rod Taylor. The film does not end with a bang but with a whimper.

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