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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:

Not Rated | See all certifications »
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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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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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Trivia

The cottage in the first segment appears to be the same one owned by John Wayne's character in The Quiet Man (1952). See more »

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

Soundtracks

She Is Far from the Land
(uncredited)
Written by Frank Lambert
Arranged by Charles Villiers Stanford
Boosey & Hawkes Music Ltd
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The Rising of the Moon
18 March 2006 | by jeaninehydeSee all my reviews

This trio of short stories, narrated by Tyrone Power, and directed by John Ford, is a delight to the eye and ear of the lovers of the Irish theater and story telling style. Each of the three stories is varied in its style and content. The title story, "The Rising of the Moon," is a patriotic drama taken from Lady Augusta Gregory's 1907 play of the same name. It accounts for a time in Irish history prior to independence from Britain. The small monologues between the hard-working Irish Catholic policeman (played by Ward Bond, if memory serves,) and his loyal wife are wonderful. "The Magesty of the Law" plays to the typical Irish satirical humor and warmth of spirit and "A Mintutes' Wait" is just wonderful, raucous Irish humor at its best. Each story is replete with Irish and Irish-American film and theater stars of that period who so often populate John Ford's films. Many are supreme character actors we know we have seen somewhere before... Truly a film style and an era long gone. Thank you, John Ford.


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