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Girl with Green Eyes (1964)

Not Rated | | Drama, Romance | 21 January 1965 (Italy)
In 1960s Dublin a young girl becomes involved with an older man, a much-travelled and still married land-owner.

Director:

Desmond Davis

Writers:

Edna O'Brien (novel), Edna O'Brien (screenplay)
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Won 1 Golden Globe. Another 2 wins & 3 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Peter Finch ... Eugene Gaillard
Rita Tushingham ... Kate Brady
Lynn Redgrave ... Baba Brennan
Marie Kean ... Josie Hannigan (as Maire Kean)
Arthur O'Sullivan Arthur O'Sullivan ... James Brady
Julian Glover ... Malachi Sullivan
T.P. McKenna ... The Priest
Liselotte Goettinger ... Joanna (as Lislott Goettinger)
Pat Laffan ... Bertie Counham (as Patrick Laffan)
Eileen Crowe Eileen Crowe ... Mrs. Byrne
May Craig May Craig ... Aunt
Joe Lynch Joe Lynch ... Andy Devlin
Yolande Turner ... Mary Maguire
Harry Brogan Harry Brogan ... Jack Holland
Michael C. Hennessy Michael C. Hennessy ... Davey (as Michael Hennessy)
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Storyline

An awkward young Irish farm girl Kate Brady moves to Dublin and shares a room with funny, outgoing Baba Brennan, where she soon meets Eugene Gaillard, a middle-aged writer, who is immediately attracted to the shy and innocent Kate, ignoring the more sophisticated Baba. Written by alfiehitchie

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The film makers who brought you SATURDAY NIGHT AND SUNDAY MORNING, A TASTE OF HONEY and TOM JONES now take pride in presenting...

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Trivia

Eugene's car is a 1950 Jaguar Mk V drop-head coupe. Only 977 Mk Vs were made from 1949 to 1951, and only 400 with right-hand drive. In excellent condition in 2018 these cars can be worth $100,000 or more. See more »

Quotes

Kate Brady: He said once, we all leave one another - we die, we change, we outgrow our best friends. It's true because I have changed.
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The Fly
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Written by John Madara and David Alan White
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Green Eyes in Colorful Black and White
21 July 2008 | by jayraskin1See all my reviews

The only thing I had seen before this by Desmond Davis, was the classic "Clash of the Titans." That was perhaps the best movie ever made based on ancient Greek Mythology. It was a wonderful adventure and fantasy film.

This is totally different. It is British new wave with a camera that tracks, sweeps and runs across the British/Irish countryside as gently as it tickles Rita Tushingham's large nosed, perky face. Besides the energetic cinematography and editing which is somewhere between Goddard's "Breathless" and Richard Lester's "A Hard Day's Night," we get a hard edge slice of life drama/comedy that leaps with wit and poetry. Its as good as Tushingham's earlier, similar hit, "A Taste of Honey."

Lynn Redgrave is cuter than any human being has a right to be and Peter Finch is honest and likable as Eugene, the man who wins Tushingham's confidence, if not her heart.

The point of the movie is that we all change and we even "outgrow our friends". We should accept it without getting hysterical or dramatic about it. It is a touch sad, but we move on.

In a way it belongs with "My Fair Lady," and "Educating Rita" as a picture about women becoming...

All one can say about the movie in its entirety: "Smashing!"


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Country:

UK

Language:

English | French

Release Date:

21 January 1965 (Italy) See more »

Also Known As:

La muchacha de los ojos verdes See more »

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Budget:

GBP140,000 (estimated)
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Mono (Westrex Recording System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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