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Playboy of the Western World (1963)

Not Rated | | Comedy | 18 March 1963 (USA)
A quiet little village, and especially a pretty young woman, falls under the spell of a charming, somewhat roguish stranger who suddenly appears one day.
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Cast

Cast overview:
Siobhan McKenna ... Pegeen Mike
Gary Raymond ... The Playboy (Christy Mahon)
Elspeth March ... Widow Quin
Niall MacGinnis ... Old Mahon
Liam Redmond ... Michael James
Michael O'Brian Michael O'Brian ... Shaun Keogh (as Micheal O'Briain)
John Welsh ... Philly Cullen
Brendan Cauldwell Brendan Cauldwell ... Jimmy Farrell
Finnuala O'Shannon Finnuala O'Shannon ... Sara
Eithne Lydon Eithne Lydon ... Susan
Anne Brogan Anne Brogan ... Nelly
Katie Fitzroy Katie Fitzroy ... Honor
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A quiet little village, and especially a pretty young woman, falls under the spell of a charming, somewhat roguish stranger who suddenly appears one day.

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Comedy

Certificate:

Not Rated
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Country:

Ireland

Language:

English

Release Date:

18 March 1963 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

County Kerry, Ireland

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Four Provinces Films See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)
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Version of Le baladin du monde occidental (1957) See more »

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The Rogue
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Sung by Liam Redmond (Michael James) as he returns from the wake
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OK
13 February 2002 | by slash007See all my reviews

This film is ok, but I prefer reading the original than watching this bad quality version of the film. The words, as far I am concerned is gabbled too quickly, and the acting is of a poor quality. It seems to me as though characters such as Christy Mahon aren't, in fact, Irish, and after checking I found that the actor playing Christy was born in Islington, London.

It also doesn't stick to John Synge's original (images of the games on the beach), and interestingly all the female characters in the play seem to wear the same dress design. However, this play does underline the main message of the film: the importance of fantasy in the development of the story.

To appreciate this film properly, I would recommend reading the original.


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