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Ryan's Daughter
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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:
An outstanding piece of cinema See more (96 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)

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)
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Evangeline Harrison .... assistant costume designer (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:
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:
The village of "Kirrary" was built just for the film and dismantled afterwards - shops, schoolhouse, church, pub, post office, etc. 200 workmen built it all using slate and 20,000 tons of granite from a dozen local quarries; anything less substantial wouldn't have stood up to the Atlantic gales. Many buildings had fitted interiors, ceilings, lighting, plumbing and even working fireplaces and chimneys.See more »
Goofs:
Anachronisms: As he is driving Major Doryan to the camp, the corporal asks him if he had been in the Second Battle of the Marne. The Second Battle of the Marne was fought in July and August of 1918 near the end of WWI while events in Ryan's Daughter are set in 1916 not long after the Easter Rising.See more »
Quotes:
[first lines]
Rosy Ryan:Give it over, Michael. Thanks.
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Movie Connections:
Spoofed in Spaceballs (1987)See more »
Soundtrack:
Mary of the Curling HairSee more »

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40 out of 46 people found the following review useful.
An outstanding piece of cinema, 13 April 2000
Author: raymond-15 from Australia

David Lean's production of "Ryan's Daughter"is an outstanding piece of cinematic artistry. It's a romantic drama set in a small village on the Irish coastline. The mood of the villagers is as changeable as the waves that crash upon the shore. David Lean uses the sea for dramatic effect as he alternates between the village people and the sea itself. John Mills as Michael the inquisitive village idiot is superb as we watch him play with a box of explosives. Sarah Miles plays Rosy torn between the love for her Irish schoolteacher husband (Robert Mitchum) and an unbridled passion for a newly arrived British officer (Christopher Jones). Village gossip virtually destroys Rosy's life. Trevor Howard as the local much-respected priest gives a compelling performance as one who tries to keep the peace in a troubled village. The shell-shocked officer with dreadful memories of his time in the trenches in France has a distinct presence on screen. His part requires little dialogue, the emotions being portrayed through eye and body language. Some of the loveliest scenes I thought were those of the high cliffs and broad beaches where Rosy often walked alone with the incoming tide.Unfortunately footprints in the sand can reveal the most intimate secrets! The wild storm in which the locals attempt to salvage boxes of ammunition from a shipwreck in raging seas is one of the most realistic and exciting sequences I have seen. We are reminded constantly in the film that the sea is the dominant player. Photography, sound effects and music blend into a perfect whole. In one word...a winner!

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