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Paddy (1970)

GP  -  Comedy  -  April 1970 (USA)
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An Irish lover tries to juggle varied sexual encounters with uninspired home life in ordinary comedy-drama.

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Cast

Credited cast:
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Harry Redmond
Des Cave ...
Paddy Maguire
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Maureen
Maureen Toal ...
Clair Kearney
Peggy Cass ...
Irenee
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Breeda
Donal LeBlanc ...
Larry Maguire
Lillian Rapple ...
Mrs. Doyle
Desmond Perry ...
Cahill
Marie O'Donnell ...
Mrs. Maguire
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Billy Maguire (as Vincent Smith)
Ita Darcy ...
Josie Maguire
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
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Brendan Dunne ...
Barney
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A friendly, aimless young butcher's assistant from a struggling and unhappy working class family seeks better times. Encouraged by his older best friend, he gets an entry-level job in an insurance company and has several affairs with different women. Things seem to be going well for him, but his actions have unforeseen consequences. Written by Anonymous

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Nobody brings Paddy home to meet mother.

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April 1970 (USA)  »

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Goodbye to the Hill  »

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Dearbhla Molloy's surname is spelled "Molloy" on the opening credits and "Malloy" on the closing credits. See more »

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Routine comedy-drama has a few good scenes
27 July 2011 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

It's watchable but not memorable. This Irish film is heavily influenced by the British films of its era. Routhly speaking, it's a combination of swinging London sex comedy and kitchen sink drama. It's about Paddy Maguire, a likable but aimless Dublin youth from a struggling and dysfunctional working class family. He seeks to better his life while pursuing affairs with several different women. His youth and pleasant manner makes a good impression, but he is ill-prepared for what results from his bed-hopping or attempts at office politics. The film was one of the better-known movies from Ireland at the time, but was damaged by the Irish censorship laws, which were rather still strict back in 1970. Miles O'Shea virtually steals the film as the title character's middle-aged best friend, who gives him advice on the art of womanizing, but turns out not to be the expert he thinks he is. The title role is played by Des Cave in his debut. He's likable enough and not bad-looking, but he doesn't seem to be the type who's irresistible to all those attractive women. The film itself is as direction-less as the Paddy and it wanders from scene to scene randomly. It's easy to take, some moments do work, and there is a nice soundtrack, but there's little here that hasn't been done before and since. The ordinary nature of this film makes it forgettable.


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