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Juno and the Paycock (1930)

Not Rated | | Comedy, Drama | 22 September 1930 (UK)
During the Irish Civil War in 1922, a family earns a big inheritance. They start leading a rich life, forgetting what the most important values are.

Director:

Alfred Hitchcock

Writers:

Sean O'Casey (play), Alfred Hitchcock (adaptation) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Barry Fitzgerald ... The Orator
Maire O'Neill Maire O'Neill ... Mrs. Maisie Madigan (as Maire O'Neil)
Edward Chapman ... Captain Boyle
Sidney Morgan Sidney Morgan ... 'Joxer' Daly
Sara Allgood ... Mrs. Boyle ('Juno')
John Laurie ... Johnny Boyle
Dave Morris Dave Morris ... Jerry Devine
Kathleen O'Regan Kathleen O'Regan ... Mary Boyle
John Longden ... Charles Bentham
Dennis Wyndham Dennis Wyndham ... The Mobiliser (as Denis Wyndham)
Fred Schwartz Fred Schwartz ... Mr. Kelly (as Fred Schwarz)
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Storyline

During the Irish revolution, a family earns a big inheritance. They start leading a rich life forgetting what the most important values are. At the end, they discover they will not receive that inheritance; the family is destroyed and penniless. They must sell their house and start living like vagabonds. Written by Claudio Sandrini <pulp99@geocities.com>

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Genres:

Comedy | Drama

Certificate:

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

22 September 1930 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

The Shame of Mary Boyle See more »

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (DVD)

Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Photophone System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.20 : 1
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Trivia

This movie takes place in 1922. See more »

Goofs

When Maisie Madigan is drunk at the Boyle's house, she strolls across the kitchen and Mrs. Boyel's arms are by her side, but in the next shot, Mrs. Boyle's arms are crossed. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
The Orator: Fellow countrymen, continuously and courageously we have fought and struggled for the national salvation of Ireland!
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Poor family in 1920's Ireland and their fraud of a father. .
27 January 2010 | by irvingwarnerSee all my reviews

This is a very early sound movie; therefore, many of the technical aspects are very primitive, so you must use a bit of patience. But, some of the acting is top-notch, and of course, the play is a classic of the Irish stage. The two standouts as actors is the man who played the outlandish sponge and hanger-on, Jockster, and Sara Algood (sp?) always a dynamite character actor--as Juno, she shines. All in all, this Hitchcock adaption of the play is well done. "Juno and the Paycock" eventually goes in a direction that you would not expect, but in any event, the way in which it looks at Dublin's poor is rather unflinching.


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