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December 1981 (USA) See more »
The classic Arthurian tale of tragic love. In medieval times, Lord of Cornwall decides to marry an Irish princess Isolde. However, his most loyal knight Tristan becomes bewitched by her beauty and they fall hopelessly in love. | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order)

Richard Burton ... King Mark of Cornwall

Kate Mulgrew ... Isolt
Nicholas Clay ... Tristan

Cyril Cusack ... Gormond of Ireland

Geraldine Fitzgerald ... Bronwyn

Niall Toibin ... Andred
Diana Van der Vlis ... Alix
Niall O'Brien ... Corvenal
Kathryn Dowling ... Yseult of the White Hand
John Jo Brooks ... Father Colm
Trudy Hayes ... Anne
John Scanlon ... Bishop
Bobby Johnson ... William the Guard
John Labine ... Eoghanin

Directed by
Tom Donovan 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Claire Labine 

Produced by
Tom Hayes .... producer
Douglas E. Hughes .... assistant producer (as Douglas Hughes)
Claire Labine .... producer
Thomas H. Ryan .... executive producer
Original Music by
Paddy Moloney 
Cinematography by
Richard H. Kline 
Film Editing by
Russell Lloyd 
Casting by
Shirley Rich 
Production Design by
John Lucas 
Costume Design by
Mary O'Donnell 
Makeup Department
Ron Berkeley .... makeup artist
Alain Folgoas .... assistant makeup artist
John Havelin .... hair stylist
Production Management
Peter Holder .... unit production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Barry Blackmore .... first assistant director
Robert Dwyer-Joyce .... assistant director
Ben Gibney .... assistant director
Art Department
Tommy Bassett .... construction manager
Bobby Dunne .... stand-by props
Cos Egan .... dressing props
Kevin Hudson .... dressing props
Edward Humphries .... stand-by carpenter (as Eddie Humphries)
Jimmy Lowe .... stagehand
Benny McLaughlin .... chargehand carpenter
Owen Murnane .... chargehand painter
Lorcan O'Toole .... stand-by carpenter
P.J. Smith .... stand-by props
Sound Department
Peter Best .... dubbing editor
Pat Brennan .... assistant dubbing editor
Tom Curran .... sound mixer
Christopher Lloyd .... assistant dubbing editor (as Chris Lloyd)
William Parnell .... sound effects editor
Liam Saurin .... sound mixer
Jack Cooper .... stunts
Don Johnson .... stunts
Camera and Electrical Department
Albert Bettcher .... camera operator (as Al Bettcher)
John Cohen .... camera operator
Jack Conroy .... gaffer
Tommy Durnin .... electrician
William H. Eddy .... still photographer
David Fitzgerald .... focus puller
Joe Goodwin .... electrician
Derek Hale .... electrician
Pascal Jones .... stand-by rigger
John Murphy .... second grip
Luke Quigley .... chief grip
Des Whelan .... clapper loader
Casting Department
Nuala Moiselle .... casting: Ireland
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Pauline Forbes .... wardrobe mistress
Jack Gallagher .... wardrobe master
Editorial Department
William Parnell .... additional editor
William Parnell .... assistant editor (as Bill Parnell)
Ralph Rosenblum .... editorial consultant
Music Department
The Chieftains .... music performers
Transportation Department
Johnny Calbert .... driver
Michael Calligan .... driver
Jimmy Doyle .... driver
Arthur Dunne .... transportation captain
Jackie Dunne .... driver
Peter Hill .... driver
James Hurley .... driver
Frank King .... driver
Seamus McCabe .... driver
Martin Murphy .... driver
Sunny O'Brien .... driver
Paul Wolfe .... transportation
Other crew
Patrick Byrne .... projectionist
John Crowley .... currency advisor
Matt Dowling .... caterer
Gemma Fallon .... production secretary
Maeve Fitzgibbon .... unit publicist
Anna Hayes .... accounts secretary
Marie McFerran .... production coordinator
Marie McFerran .... production secretary
Heinz Meng .... falconer (as Dr. Heinz Meng)
John Moore .... production accountant
Pat Rambaut .... continuity
John Scanlon .... unit publicist
Robert Wilson .... assistant: Richard Burton

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Summer of the Falcon" - Ireland (English title)
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USA:91 min
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Did You Know?

According to Quinlan's Film Stars published 2000 listings under Richard Burton and Geraldine Fitzgerald, the film was unreleased.See more »
Isolt:Through life, past death, and into the hands of God.See more »
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10 out of 20 people found the following review useful.
Disappointing waste of time and talent, 8 June 2006
Author: wuxmup from United States

As somebody who grew up with Arthurian legends, I was really looking forward to this movie. Though made in 1981, it stayed unreleased for several years, and as you watch it you'll soon know the reason why. Richard Burton, once a fine actor, is in his final role at the end of a career punctuated with frequent bouts of alcohol. He sleepwalks through his role. Kate Mulgrew, fine as a starship skipper, is thoroughly miscast as a love-struck damsel. The whole movie has an ultra-low budget look - including a minuscule cast - which the plodding script can never overcome. The only plus is the score performed by the Chieftains - if you can stay wake to enjoy it.

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