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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.

Director:

George Pollock

Writers:

Catherine Cookson (novel), Patrick Kirwan (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
John Gregson ... James Ignatius Rooney
Muriel Pavlow ... Maire Hogan
Barry Fitzgerald ... Grandfather
June Thorburn ... Doreen O'Flynn
Noel Purcell ... Tim Hennessy
Marie Kean ... Mrs. O'Flynn (as Maire Kean)
Liam Redmond ... Mr. Doolan
Jack MacGowran ... Joe O'Connor
Eddie Byrne ... Micky Hart
Philip O'Flynn Philip O'Flynn ... Paddy Ryan
Harold Goldblatt Harold Goldblatt ... Police Inspector
Pauline Delaney ... Mrs. Wall (as Pauline Delany)
Godfrey Quigley ... Tom Reilly
Irene Browne ... Mrs. Manning ffrench
Joan Phillips 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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Comedy

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Opening credits: All characters and events in this film are fictitious. Any similarity to actual events or persons, living or dead, is purely coincidental. See more »

Connections

Featured in Remembering John Gregson (2019) See more »

Soundtracks

Rooney
Music by Philip Green (uncredited)
Lyrics for the song "Rooney" by Tommie Connor
Sung by Michael Holliday
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Rooney
19 June 2008 | by judyd224See all my reviews

Great movie. Two lonely people discover each other. I always liked this film. So many times I have tried to buy it in VHS or DVD but no luck so far. I liked the Irish setting. I enjoy British/Irish films and I like the genre of the 1940s to 1950s. This movie was based on a Catherine Cookson novel of the same name. Anyone who knows the writings of Catherine Cookson knows that she creates a wonderful story. Too bad movie producers today cannot see the potential of this story in today's market. John Gregson is a great actor. The story shows the rubbish-collection industry, and how one lowly rubbish collector finds love and romance right under his nose.


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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

14 March 1958 (Ireland) See more »

Also Known As:

O Galante Aventureiro See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono (Westrex Recording System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.75 : 1
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