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Rooney (1958)

The life of James Ignatius Rooney, a Dublin rubbish collector during the week and a Gaelic sportsman at the weekends.

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James Ignatius Rooney
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Maire Hogan
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Grandfather
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Doreen O'Flynn
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Tim Hennessy
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Mrs. O'Flynn (as Maire Kean)
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Mr. Doolan
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Joe O'Connor
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Mickey Hart
Philip O'Flynn ...
Paddy Ryan
Harold Goldblatt ...
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Mrs. Wall (as Pauline Delany)
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Tom Reilly
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Mrs. Manning ffrench
Joan Phillips ...
Sheila O'Flynn
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The life of James Ignatius Rooney, a Dublin rubbish collector during the week and a Gaelic sportsman at the weekends.

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Not since "The Quiet Man" has BARRY FITZGERALD played "CUPID" to the hearts of Irish lovers!

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14 March 1958 (Ireland)  »

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O Galante Aventureiro  »

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Features All-Ireland Championship Hurling Final 1957 (1957) See more »

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Rooney
Music by Philip Green
Lyrics by Tommie Connor
Performed by Michael Holliday
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Cute little movie
17 May 2004 | by See all my reviews

I fondly remember this one from seeing it on TV in the 1960s. Nice little Cinderella story of sorts, with a bit of the Blarney thrown in for some fun laughs. Nice characters. Good human interest plot, with the running subplot of amateur athlete (Rugby?) Rooney's attracting the mature landladies, which requires him to constantly find new lodgings. New lodgings involve him with the drama of the family of the house, and therein lies the story, and the romance. John Gregson makes a good strong lead, and Barry Fitzgerald adds his usual bit of Irish magic. Good solid performances from the supporting cast. This is a classic fun movie, and it is a shame it is not available on DVD or video.


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