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Release Date:
17 December 1987 (USA) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
A vast, merry, and uncommon tale of love.
Plot:
Gabriel Conroy and wife Greta attend a Christmas dinner with friends at the home of his spinster aunts, an evening which results in an epiphany for both of them. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
Awards:
Nominated for 2 Oscars. Another 15 wins & 7 nominations See more »
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They just don't make them like this anymore! See more (60 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Anjelica Huston ... Gretta Conroy

Donal McCann ... Gabriel Conroy

Dan O'Herlihy ... Mr. Browne

Donal Donnelly ... Freddy Malins
Helena Carroll ... Aunt Kate
Cathleen Delany ... Aunt Julia
Ingrid Craigie ... Mary Jane
Rachael Dowling ... Lily
Marie Kean ... Mrs. Malins
Frank Patterson ... Bartell D'Arcy
Maria McDermottroe ... Molly Ivors
Sean McClory ... Mr. Grace

Kate O'Toole ... Miss Furlong (as Katherine O'Toole)
Maria Hayden ... Miss O'Callaghan
Bairbre Dowling ... Miss Higgins
Lyda Anderson ... Miss Daly

Colm Meaney ... Mr. Bergin
Cormac O'Herlihy ... Mr. Kerrigan
Paul Grant ... Mr. Duffy
Paul Carroll ... Young Gentleman
Patrick Gallagher ... Mr. Egan
Dara Clarke ... Miss Power
Brendan Dillon ... Cabman
Redmond Gleeson ... Nightporter
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Amanda Baird ... Young Lady (uncredited)
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Directed by
John Huston 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Tony Huston 
James Joyce  story "Dubliners"

Produced by
William J. Quigley .... executive producer
Wieland Schulz-Keil .... producer
Chris Sievernich .... producer
 
Original Music by
Alex North 
 
Cinematography by
Fred Murphy 
 
Film Editing by
Roberto Silvi 
 
Casting by
Nuala Moiselle 
 
Production Design by
Stephen B. Grimes  (as Stephen Grimes)
J. Dennis Washington  (as Dennis Washington)
 
Set Decoration by
Josie MacAvin 
 
Costume Design by
Dorothy Jeakins 
 
Makeup Department
Fern Buchner .... makeup designer
Anthony Cortino .... hair designer
Louise Dowling .... hair stylist
Anne Dunne .... hair stylist: second unit
Keis Maes .... makeup artist
Christopher Shihar .... hair stylist
 
Production Management
Tom Shaw .... production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Gay Brabazon .... second assistant director: second unit
John 'Joe' Brooks .... second assistant director
Seamus Byrne .... first assistant director: second unit
John Halpin .... trainee assistant director: second unit
Hugh Linehan .... trainee assistant director: second unit
Rosemary Morton .... trainee assistant director: second unit
Tom Shaw .... first assistant director
 
Art Department
Tommy Bassett .... construction manager: second unit
Maurice G. Beaudoin .... laborer
Robert A. Blackburn .... carpenter foreman
Robert Calvert .... property maker
Richard Cramer .... carpenter
Paddy Dunne .... painter
Cos Egan .... props: second unit
Lee E. Ewing Jr. .... property maker
Candy Flanagin .... construction coordinator
Scott Hall .... set painter
Jaymes Hinkle .... scenic sign painter
Joseph E. Hubbard .... assistant art director (as Joe Hubbard)
Phil Hurst .... property assistant
Philip C. Hurst .... greensman
George Joyce .... carpenter: second unit
Robert Kramer .... plasterer
Sam Mendoza .... property maker
Wayne Moseley .... propmaker foreman
Sunny Mulligan .... property buyer: second unit
Barbara Murphy .... key set painter
William Powley .... paint foreman
Clayton Reynolds .... property maker
Roberto Ruiz .... laborer
Bobby Scott .... painter
Alex Scutti Jr. .... plaster foreman (as Alexander Scotti III)
Tom Shaw Jr. .... property master
Edward Terry .... carpenter
Robert Winiger .... carpenter
 
Sound Department
John Asman .... sound re-recording mixer
Gregg Barbanell .... foley artist
Chuck Blecka .... assistant sound editor
Margaret Duke .... sound: documentary crew
Robert W. Glass Jr. .... sound re-recording mixer
Marvin I. Kosberg .... sound editor
Marvin I. Kosberg .... supervising sound editor
Walt Martin .... sound: documentary crew
James E. Nownes .... sound editor
Anthony Palk .... foley editor
Ken S. Polk .... sound re-recording mixer
Bill Randall .... second boom operator (as Bill Randall Jr.)
William Randall .... sound mixer (as Bill Randall)
Don Sanders .... sound: documentary crew
David Stafford .... first boom operator
 
Special Effects by
Candy Flanagin .... special effects
Maurice Foley .... special effects supervisor: second unit
Robert Calvert .... special effects (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Alan Butler .... clapper loader: second unit
Grant Cameron .... assistant camera: Ireland
Louis Conroy .... gaffer: second unit
Paddy Corcoran .... rigger: second unit
Michael Coulter .... camera operator: Ireland
Stuart E. Cropley .... electrician
Noel Cullen .... electrician: second unit
David Dubois .... best boy
David Dubois .... electrician
François Duhamel .... still photographer
Brad Edmiston .... first assistant camera
Todd Griffith .... best boy grip
Derek Hate .... generator operator
Rick Herres .... grip
Pascal Jones .... rigger: second unit
Ian Kincaid .... gaffer
Kim Kono .... electrician
Bill Levins .... electrician: second unit
Walt Martin .... camera operator: documentary crew
John Murphy .... camera grip: second unit
Randy Nolen .... camera operator
Paul Prince .... second assistant camera
Lisa Rinzler .... camera operator: documentary crew
Philip Sloan .... key grip
Des Whelan .... focus puller: second unit
 
Casting Department
Peggy Weber .... extras casting
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Jennifer Butler .... costumer: women
Delbert Grant .... costumes: in-house
Marilyn Matthews .... ladies' costumer
John McDonald .... costumer: men
Jennifer L. Parsons .... costume supervisor
Maeve Paterson .... wardrobe mistress
Robert Pecina .... costumer: men
Nava R. Sadan .... costumes: in-house
 
Editorial Department
Ray Morfino .... color timer
 
Music Department
Richard Bronskill .... orchestrator
Leonard A. Engel .... music recording engineer (as Len Engel)
Ann Stockton .... musician: solo harp
Dan Wallin .... score mixer
Kenneth Wannberg .... music engineer
 
Transportation Department
Ronnie Baker .... transportation coordinator
Robert D. Benton .... driver
Tom Brodie .... construction driver: second unit
Colin Duffin .... unit driver
 
Other crew
Nestor Alban .... head tailor
Sheila Barr .... publicist
Joan Bennett .... production secretary
Mary Carroll .... production secretary
Vicky Dennison .... cutter-fitter: ladies
Bruce Feldman .... publicist
Ciara J. Fenton .... film accountant
Judy Flanagan .... craft service
Tzetzi Ganev .... cutter-fitter: ladies
Paul Gleason .... choreographer
Karen Golden .... script supervisor
Clive Hart .... literary advisor: James Joyce estate
Kathy Knapton .... assistant accountant
Marilyn La Salandra .... assistant: Mr. Huston
Ben Levy .... publicist
Niall McQuillan .... film accountant
Paul Myler .... film accountant: second unit
Eily O'Grady .... piano coach
Ann Shaw .... production coordinator
Molly Shaw .... office assistant
Lilyan Sievernich .... director: documentary crew
Garrison Singer .... production accountant
Ian Abercrombie .... adr loop group (uncredited)
Melissa J.L. Smith .... director of studio operations (uncredited)
Melissa J.L. Smith .... sales and marketing coordinator (uncredited)
Melissa J.L. Smith .... sales department: original staff (uncredited)
 

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"John Huston's The Dead" - USA (DVD box title)
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Runtime:
83 min | Spain:79 min (DVD edition)
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Trivia:
John Huston's final directorial effort.See more »
Quotes:
Mary Jane:Are you an ornithologist as well?
Bartell D'Arcy:An amateur. I suppose being a singer makes me susceptible to other creatures that sing. Birds are the most beautiful singers of all. Just think of the widow warbler and the wren.
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15 out of 22 people found the following review useful.
They just don't make them like this anymore!, 17 January 2005
Author: Fleapit from United Kingdom

An exquisite film. They just don't make them like this any more! We eavesdrop on an upper middle class family in Dublin in the early part of the 20th century. They are hosting an after Christmas dinner for their friends and relatives. Their table talk is just idle chatter but it is so well written that one is engrossed. Away from the dinner table some fine piano playing helps to create an intimate atmosphere as if one were there as one of the guests. Perhaps a bit too perfect for an amateur player, the odd mistake here and there would have added to the magic of this film. No real story but real entertainment and an object lesson for up and coming film makers.

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