After the death of his mother, an Irish emigrant in New York remembers stories from the past in Ireland. These are stories of the rivalry between two men, who not only vied for the love of ... See full summary »

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Arthur O'Leary
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Catherine O'Leary
Niall O'Brien ...
Josie McCarthy
Darren McHugh ...
Jimmy O'Leary
Joe Jeffers ...
Willie Hogan
Joy Florish ...
Mary Finnegan
Jim Queally ...
Master O'Donnell
Michael Twomey ...
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Christie O'Sullivan ...
Bud Lordan
Tim Coffey ...
Michael Hickey
Mon Murphy ...
Mrs. Donnelly
Ben McDowell ...
Father Cassidy
Joe O'Gorman ...
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Áine O'Sullivan ...
Hattie O Brien
Pete O'Reilly ...
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After the death of his mother, an Irish emigrant in New York remembers stories from the past in Ireland. These are stories of the rivalry between two men, who not only vied for the love of the same woman, but who also stood on opposing sides during the struggle for Irish independence around 1920. Their differences are never quite forgotten, and the feud between them flares up again in the 1950s.

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Interesting idea marred by poor acting and cinematography
20 September 2005 | by (new york) – See all my reviews

I could not stand the woman who played the mother. I wanted her to shut up. She had a bizarre manner of speaking and the lines she was given to read didn't make it any better. I had no idea why the men of the town were so taken with her to cause all these problems except that in a town populated by men she seemed to be the only woman over ten and under sixty. Even after a terrible tragedy her voice was devoid of human emotion, she seemed to have no ability to grasp the events of her life. She delivered her lines with the same emotion whether she was saying "i love you", "i hate you", "the bank is foreclosing", "my dress is on fire". Was this actually filmed in Ireland? The sun blazed throughout the movie and the characters seemed surprised by a rain shower during the harvest. I lived in Ireland during the summer of 2002, the wettest summer in a century. Most everything was still harvested. If the farmers in Ireland could only harvest during long dry stretches then the country would have starved hundreds of years ago. It seems as if there wasn't a lot of money to make the movie. The black and white flashbacks looked as if they were filmed with the security cameras one can get at Sam's Club.


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