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Director:
Writer:
Robert Bolt (original screenplay)
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Release Date:
17 December 1970 (West Germany) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
A story of love...set against the violence of rebellion See more »
Plot:
Set in the wake of the 1916 Easter Rising, a married woman in a small Irish village has an affair with a troubled British officer. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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Awards:
Won 2 Oscars. Another 9 wins & 19 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
Sadly forgotten beautiful epic. See more (92 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Robert Mitchum ... Charles Shaughnessy

Trevor Howard ... Father Collins
Christopher Jones ... Randolph Doryan

John Mills ... Michael

Leo McKern ... Thomas Ryan

Sarah Miles ... Rosy Ryan
Barry Foster ... Tim O'Leary
Marie Kean ... Mrs. McCardle
Arthur O'Sullivan ... Mr. McCardle
Evin Crowley ... Maureen
Douglas Sheldon ... Driver
Gerald Sim ... Captain
Barry Jackson ... Corporal
Des Keogh ... Lanky private

Niall Toibin ... O'Keefe
Philip O'Flynn ... Paddy
Donal Neligan ... Maureen's boyfriend
Brian O'Higgins ... Const. O'Connor
Niall O'Brien ... Bernard
Owen Sullivan ... Joseph
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Emmet Bergin ... Sean (uncredited)
May Cluskey ... Storekeeper (uncredited)
Annie D'Alton ... Old woman (uncredited)
Pat Layde ... Policeman (uncredited)
Ed O'Callaghan ... Bernard (uncredited)
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Directed by
David Lean 
 
Writing credits
Robert Bolt (original screenplay)

Produced by
Anthony Havelock-Allan .... producer
Roy Stevens .... associate producer
 
Original Music by
Maurice Jarre 
 
Cinematography by
Freddie Young 
 
Film Editing by
Norman Savage 
 
Production Design by
Stephen B. Grimes  (as Stephen Grimes)
 
Art Direction by
Roy Walker 
 
Set Decoration by
Josie MacAvin 
 
Costume Design by
Jocelyn Rickards 
 
Makeup Department
Charles E. Parker .... makeup artist (as Charles Parker)
A.G. Scott .... hair stylist
Eric Allwright .... makeup artist (uncredited)
 
Production Management
Douglas Twiddy .... production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Charles Frend .... second unit director
Roy Stevens .... second unit director: storm
Michael Stevenson .... assistant director
Pedro Vidal .... assistant director
Jonathan Burrows .... third assistant director (uncredited)
David Tringham .... assistant director (uncredited)
 
Art Department
Peter Dukelow .... constructor
Eddie Fowlie .... property master
Derek Irvine .... assistant art director
Brian Doyle .... plasterer (uncredited)
Mickey O'Toole .... stand-by props (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
John Bramall .... sound recordist
Ernie Grimsdale .... sound editor
Gordon K. McCallum .... sound mixer
Winston Ryder .... sound editor
John Hayward .... sound re-recording mixer (uncredited)
Michael Hickey .... sound (uncredited)
 
Special Effects by
Robert MacDonald .... special effects
 
Stunts
Vic Armstrong .... stunts (uncredited)
Jack Cooper .... stunts (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Denys N. Coop .... camera operator: second unit (as Denys Coop)
Ernest Day .... camera operator
Robert Huke .... camera operator: second unit (as Bob Huke)
Bernie Prentice .... chief electrician
Roy Rodhouse .... chief electrician
Doug Byers .... electrician (uncredited)
Jim Dawes .... grip (uncredited)
Chris Holden .... focus puller (uncredited)
Robert Willoughby .... special still photographer (uncredited)
 
Editorial Department
Tony Lawson .... assistant editor
 
Music Department
Maurice Jarre .... conductor
Eric Tomlinson .... music recordist
 
Other crew
Phyllis Crocker .... continuity
Eddie Fowlie .... location manager
William O'Kelly .... production liaison
Ron Bareham .... assistant accountant (uncredited)
Al Burgess .... location manager (uncredited)
Julian Holloway .... voice dubbing: Christopher Jones (uncredited)
John Trehy .... production accountant (uncredited)
 
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MPAA:
Rated R for a sex scene (re-rating) (1996)
Runtime:
195 min (general release version) | 206 min (roadshow/DVD version)
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Color (Metrocolor)
Aspect Ratio:
2.35 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
70 mm 6-Track (70 mm prints) | Mono (35 mm optical prints) | 4-Track Stereo (35 mm magnetic prints)
Certification:
Argentina:16 | Australia:PG | Australia:M (TV rating) | Finland:K-16 | Iceland:16 | Netherlands:14 (orginal rating) | New Zealand:M (special edition) | Peru:14 | Portugal:M/12 | Singapore:M18 | Sweden:11 | UK:AA (original rating) | UK:15 (video rating) | USA:GP (original rating) | USA:R (re-rating) (1996) | West Germany:16 (f)

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Trivia:
During the filming of the movie on the Dingle Peninsula in Ireland's County Kerry, Robert Mitchum planted marijuana trees in the back garden of the hotel used by the production cast and crew, and gave many of the people connected with the production - including Sarah Miles' mother, and the local constabulary - their first experiences with the drug.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: When Trevor Howard (priest) goes in search of the distressed Robert Mitchum (schoolteacher) he leaves the schoolhouse carrying a bundle of clothes and the schoolteacher's black leather boots. Later, when he discovers the schoolteacher on a rocky shoreline the priest is still carrying the clothes and boots. However, during the search, the priest is stopped on a beach by British soldiers; at this point the priest is in possession of the clothes but not the boots.See more »
Quotes:
[first lines]
Rosy Ryan:Give it over, Michael. Thanks.
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Soundtrack:
Mary of the Curling HairSee more »

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49 out of 57 people found the following review useful.
Sadly forgotten beautiful epic., 22 March 2001
Author: adam (picicici@freemail.hu) from Budapest, Hungary

It's one of the most underrated, but one of the most beautiful epic that ever put on screen. It's directed by David Lean, who made 'The Bridge on the River Kwai', 'Lawrence of Arabia' and 'Doctor Zhivago' before and this film ranks up with his previous works. I can only write about this film in superlatives. Foremost the photography - another excellent work by Freddie Young - honoured with an Academy Award, and the acting by John Mills, who won the Best Supporting Actor Oscar for his outstanding performance as the dumb fisherman. But I would have awarded Sarah Miles (she's "just" nominated for the Best Actress Oscar). Robert Mitchum has never been better, he fills the widow village teacher's character with life. Also great performances by the supporting cast - the aged Trevor Howard as the priest, and Ryan, the two-faced village pub owner, who risks his daughter's life when the villagers abusing her. It's one of the most disgusting character I've ever seen. Robert Bolt's original screenplay is also one of the most complex story I've ever seen. It' as good as the screenplay of 'Doctor Zhivago' which was honoured with an Academy Award and also written by Robert Bolt. This is a film about an outstanding love at an unbearable period of history between an English officer and an Irish woman. It's about sensitivity, courage, hope, admiring and collaborating. The story is so complex, that it's almost impossible to summarize in few words, so I would like to draw the attention to some WONDERFUL scenes: the love scene between the two young lovers, full of symbols and sensitively photographed. It's the most poetic love scene ever. The other beautiful scene is when Robert Mitchum finds his wife's and her lover's footsteps in the beach sand, follows them, imagines what could have happened between the two lovers and becomes sure, that his wife has got another man in her life. And finally of course the storm scene, when the villagers try to save the weapons from the stormy sea. This enormously powerful scene with those poetic scenes above are my favourites in the movie, but the whole movie is full of wonderful scenes and the 3 hours long film remains a religious experience until the last minute.

Last but not least I have to mention the score which can be explained perfectly in 4 words: made by Maurice Jarre. Could be jungle, desert, Russian winter or wild Irish landscapes David Lean always knew how to use these locations to tell his stories. It's pity, that he didn't make any movies until 1984, because of the bad critics. Waste of talent and genius.

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