The original Broadway production of "Philadelphia, Here I Come" by Brian Friel opened at the Helen Hayes Theater in New York on February 16, 1966, ran for 326 performances and was nominated for the 1966 Tony Award for the Best Play. Eamon Morrissey recreated his stage role in this filmed production and had received a nomination for a 1966 Tony Award for Best Featured Actor in a Play. See more »
This is a small film , few characters ,theatrical.And yet it says something about Ireland that you won't find elsewhere.This film IS IRELAND. In all it's grubiness, it's sadness,it's self-delusion.The Boys , Master Doyle , SP O'Donell, The Cannon , Senator Doogan's daughter , Gar and above all Madge.I know them.I'm in the pub with them or kneeling to pray with them. They are our sad history and they are our present.
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