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Falling for a Dancer (1998)

TV Movie  -   -  Drama | Romance  -  13 September 1998 (UK)
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Romantic drama set in rural Ireland of the 1930s. The story begins when 19-year-old Elizabeth has a brief fling with an actor and falls pregnant. Community pressure forces her to marry a ... See full summary »

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Neeley Scollard
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Mossie Sheehan
Rory Murray ...
George
Maureen O'Brien ...
Corinne Sullivan
Brian McGrath ...
St. John Sullivan
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Bairbre Ni Chaoimh ...
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Sinead Harrington ...
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Maeve Kearney ...
Mary Scollard (older teen)
Gerard Lee ...
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Romantic drama set in rural Ireland of the 1930s. The story begins when 19-year-old Elizabeth has a brief fling with an actor and falls pregnant. Community pressure forces her to marry a dull middle-aged man, but maybe there is hope on the horizon. Written by Simon Shearn <simon@frieth.demon.co.uk>

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A Passionate Tale of Love

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Beautiful, engaging film
23 December 2002 | by (Los Angeles, CA) – See all my reviews

This is a wonderfully acted story of young Irish Catholic girl who is compelled to marry an unattractive widower(her only other option is a horrifying workhouse) after she's become pregnant (the proverbial one-night-stand) with a traveling actor.

Elisabeth Dermot Walsh (the young woman) and Liam Cunningham (neighbor and cousin-in-law) are absolutely delightful and maintain the viewer's interest throughout. The production is also beautiful. Dermot Walsh as a "dutiful" wife forced in a dreary loveless marriage is fantastic -- her disastrous flirtation at a local dance is actually understandable, given the stark circumstances that surround her. Cunningham conveys everything through his eyes and convincing acting. They're stunning and memorable.

Lovely, highly entertaining story.


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