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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:
Long, sweeping and underrated - but easy to see why many don't like it. See more (95 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:
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:
Paul Scofield was offered the role of Charles Shaughnessy but turned it down. Producer Anthony Havelock-Allan then suggested Gregory Peck, who was of Irish descent and reportedly enthusiastic for the role, but David Lean turned him down as being too typecast.See more »
Goofs:
Anachronisms: Father Collins wears a traditional black garment with white "dog collar" but apparently in the period this film was set, the law forbad a catholic priest to dress this way.See more »
Quotes:
[first lines]
Rosy Ryan:Give it over, Michael. Thanks.
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30 out of 35 people found the following review useful.
Long, sweeping and underrated - but easy to see why many don't like it., 5 January 2004
Author: Peter Hayes from United Kingdom

In 1918 Ireland a school teacher's wife and an army captain have an illicit affair that has far reaching consequences.

The film that cast Robert Mitchum so against type as to be untrue (a cuckold husband!) and whose critical response drove a great director to near two decades of silence has to be viewed; if only as cinema history.

This is a small film blown up to try and be an epic, which it is not and that is the first of its faults. Nevertheless I think it is an important and enjoyable product that I have seen twice, once for the film and once to re-live the unbelievable cinematography and action scenes. The lifeboat scene is one of the greatest pieces of cinema ever, it should feature in film schools.

The problem with adultery is that directors always try and limit blame because they fear alienating the audience. Here we have no reason for it other than lust and selfishness, one person's happiness (if only brief) is only achieved by taking someone else's.

I have long held the view that Mitchum was underrated as an actor and has a wonderful speaking voice. I am glad he has this on his C.V, not that he will be need it anymore. Miles is equally good, although it is not as hard as hard a part to play. John Mills - as the village idiot - won an Oscar for his over-the-top performance that he reports upon faithfully on his autobiography. "They sat me down and gave me the worst haircut they could think of..."

It has been said so many before, but there is no real need for a film with modest intentions to be so long. I actually don't mind because I have a lot of patience with quality material and know there will be some great scenes in any David Lean film. I am just sorry that the main man had such a fragile ego; especially when the industry had rewarded him with so much silverware.

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