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The Ballroom of Romance (1982)

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A lonely farmer's daughter hopes to find love at the village ballroom.

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Bowser Egan
Mick Lally ...
Dano Ryan
Brid Brennan ...
Patty Byrne
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Eenie Mackie
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Eyes Horgan
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Tim Daly
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Mr. Dwyer
Pat Leavy ...
Madge Dowding
Robert Carrickford ...
Fogarty
May Ollis ...
Mrs. Dwyer
Anita Reeves ...
Cat Bolger
Brendan Conroy ...
Dan
Sonny McNulty ...
Bridie's father
Patrick Gallagher ...
Man with long arms
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A lonely farmer's daughter hopes to find love at the village ballroom.

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"Would you like to come into the field Bridie?"
18 May 2009 | by (Mayo, Ireland) – See all my reviews

I haven't seen this film in years, but this is one of the most memorable lines from a movie that stick in my mind even today spoken by the character Bowser Egan who may just be poor tragic Bridie's last hope of getting herself a man before she finally resigns to being left on the shelf as an old maid. In another part of his charm offensive Bowser tries to entice her back to the house with "American cigarettes".

By all accounts from the commentary of those of my parents generation who lived through the period and in the culture portrayed in this movie, this is a wonderfully accurate representation of what it was really like. Even the band in the movie led by a real life local "showband" legend Tony Chambers, cut their real life teeth in small rural dance halls just like this one.


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