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The Rising of the Moon (1957)

Not Rated | | Comedy, Drama | 10 August 1957 (USA)
Three vignettes of old Irish country life, based on a series of short stories. In "The Majesty of the Law," a police officer must arrest a very old-fashioned, traditional fellow for assault... See full summary »

Director:

John Ford

Writers:

Frank O'Connor (story "The Majesty of the Law"), Michael J. McHugh (story "A Minute's Wait") | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Tyrone Power ... Himself - Host
Noel Purcell ... Dan O'Flaherty (1st Episode)
Cyril Cusack ... Inspector Michael Dillon (1st Episode)
Jack MacGowran ... Mickey J. - the poitín maker (1st Episode)
Jimmy O'Dea Jimmy O'Dea ... Paddy Morrisey - porter (2nd Episode)
Tony Quinn Tony Quinn ... Andrew Rourke - Station Master (2nd Episode)
Paul Farrell Paul Farrell ... Jim O'Brien - 2nd Episode
Kevin Casey Kevin Casey ... Fireman McTigue - 2nd Episode
Maureen Potter Maureen Potter ... Pegeen Mallory - barmaid (2nd Episode)
May Craig May Craig ... Mrs. Folsey - 2nd Episode
Michael Trubshawe ... Colonel Charles Frobisher (2nd Episode)
Maureen Connell ... May Ann McMahon (2nd Episode)
Michael O'Duffy Michael O'Duffy ... Mahon - The Singer - 2nd Episode
Denis O'Dea ... Police Sergeant Tom O'Hara (3rd Episode)
Eileen Crowe Eileen Crowe ... Mrs. O'Hara - Police Sergeant's Wife (3rd Episode)
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Three vignettes of old Irish country life, based on a series of short stories. In "The Majesty of the Law," a police officer must arrest a very old-fashioned, traditional fellow for assault. The man's principles have the policeman and the whole village, including the man he slugged, sympathizing with him. "One Minute's Wait" is about an little train station and glimpses into the lives of the passengers, with a series of comic setups. The third piece is called "1921" and is about a condemned Irish nationalist and his daring escape. Tyrone Power introduces each story. Written by Molly Malloy <mailcall@kiva.net>

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Actually filmed in the Emerald Isle!

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Comedy | Drama

Certificate:

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Country:

Ireland | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

10 August 1957 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Ao Cair da Noite See more »

Filming Locations:

Ireland

Company Credits

Production Co:

Four Provinces Films See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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Trivia

Film debut of Donal Donnelly. See more »

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Featured in Century of Cinema: Ourselves Alone? (1995) See more »

Soundtracks

Slattery's Mounted Fut
(uncredited)
Music by Percy French
Arranged by Edrich Siebert
KPM Music Ltd
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Great storytelling -- among the Irish best.
17 March 2013 | by johnhartstudio1See all my reviews

THE RISING OF THE MOON.

Utterly charming film. Even better than the Brit's, QUARTET.

No 'name' stars, but they could never have given the characters the same authenticity and humanness that we enjoy from all the interpretive acting projected in each of the three episodes.

For sure, we get the best of the Irish character actors, either from the Abbey Theatre in Dublin, or even from the Outer Hebrides Playhouse ( just kidding), with all giving awesomely enjoyable performances.

Of course with John Ford at the helm, how could THE RISING OF THE MOON miss its place in the film firmament.

PS Correction from a previous review. The bobby/cop in the third episode was Dennis O'Day, not Ward Bond, whom you can catch as a cop in GWTW.


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