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Kathleen Mavourneen (1930)

Fresh off the boat Irish lass is courted by wealthy political boss, ends up with her long-time plumber boyfriend. Much singing and dancing WARNING: Irish-American stereotypes -- not politically correct.

Director:

Albert Ray

Writers:

Dion Boucicault (play), Frances Hyland (adaptation) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview:
Sally O'Neil ... Kathleen O'Connor
Charles Delaney ... Terry
Robert Elliott ... Dan Moriarity
Aggie Herring Aggie Herring ... Aunt Nora Shannon
Walter Perry Walter Perry ... Uncle Mike Shannon
Francis Ford ... James, the butler
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Fresh off the boat Irish lass is courted by wealthy political boss, ends up with her long-time plumber boyfriend. Much singing and dancing WARNING: Irish-American stereotypes -- not politically correct.

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The All-Irish musical classic!

Genres:

Drama | Romance

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

20 June 1930 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Girl from Ireland See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Tiffany Productions See more »
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Photophone System)
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A print is held at the Library of Congress. See more »

Quotes

Dan Moriarity: Furniture doesn't make a home.
Kathleen O'Connor: No, but it helps fill the corners.
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Version of Kathleen Mavourneen (1913) See more »

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A Movie for Saint Patrick's Day
19 March 2018 | by bobliptonSee all my reviews

A good way to wind up my old friend Dennis Casey is to start talking about the old Irish politicians in New York City. This will set him off into a red-faced rant about them sitting around the club house, getting plastered on Guinness and Bushmill and practicing their brogues to charm his elderly relatives. He will then give an impersonation, which will sound like every character in this movie ... ending with his singing, in a fine tenor, the song whose title this movie borrows.

That's what this 1930 movie from Tiffany-Stahl is like: every last hackneyed sentimental idea of the Irish, without a hint of self-aware humor in it, as Sally O'Neill (with a stage Irish accent covering her usual Bayonne voice), coming over from Ireland to marry her plumber lover, only to be courted by every last Tammany politician who spots her in her white party dress.

It's an ambitious, creaky musical from the dawn of the sound era, and doesn't wear well for these cynical times, but if you've got a sentimental streak wider than the fields of the Emerald Isle -- or have drunk enough Guinness and Bushmill, sure and you'll wind up in happy tears, like Dennis always does.


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