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Ryan's Daughter (1970)

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Set in the wake of the 1916 Easter Rising, a married woman in a small Irish village has an affair with a troubled British officer.

Director:

David Lean

Writer:

Robert Bolt (original screenplay)
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Won 2 Oscars. Another 7 wins & 21 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Robert Mitchum ... Charles
Trevor Howard ... Father Collins
Christopher Jones ... Major Doryan
John Mills ... Michael
Leo McKern ... Thomas Ryan
Sarah Miles ... Rosy
Barry Foster ... Tim O'Leary
Marie Kean ... Mrs. McCardle
Arthur O'Sullivan Arthur O'Sullivan ... Mr. McCardle
Evin Crowley ... Moureen
Douglas Sheldon ... Driver
Gerald Sim ... Captain
Barry Jackson ... Corporal
Des Keogh Des Keogh ... Lanky private
Niall Toibin ... O'Keefe
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Storyline

World War I seems far away from Ireland's Dingle peninsula when Rosy Ryan Shaughnessy (Sarah Miles) goes horseback riding on the beach with the young English officer. There was a magnetic attraction between them the day he was the only customer in her father's pub and Rosy was tending bar for the first time since her marriage to the village schoolmaster. Then one stormy night some Irish revolutionaries expecting a shipment of guns arrive at Ryan's pub. Is it Rosy who betrays them to the British? Will Shaugnessy take Father Collin's advice? Is the pivotal role that of the village idiot who is mute? Written by Dale O'Connor <daleoc@interaccess.com>

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A story of love...set against the violence of rebellion See more »

Genres:

Drama | Romance

Certificate:

GP | See all certifications »

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

10 December 1970 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

La hija de Ryan See more »

Filming Locations:

Graigue, County Kerry, Ireland See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$15,000,000 (estimated)

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$8,358
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Runtime:

(general release) | (roadshow/DVD)

Sound Mix:

70 mm 6-Track (70 mm prints)| Mono (35 mm optical prints)| 4-Track Stereo (35 mm magnetic prints)

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.20 : 1
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Trivia

This movie was the fourth most successful movie at the U.S. box-office in 1970, taking in over thirteen million dollars in rentals. See more »

Goofs

The RCA record shown playing is a LP record which was not introduced until decades after the movie is supposed to be portraying. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Rosy Ryan: Give it over, Michael. Thanks.
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Alternate Versions

The Irish theatrical release (rated 16) trimmed the woodland sex scene. The DVD is uncut with a 15 certificate. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Angels of Terror (1971) See more »

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Rose Tree
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Traditional
Arranged by Maurice Jarre
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I Know What I Like
24 March 2004 | by heidi-mooreSee all my reviews

Despite all the nay-saying, this is one of my favourite films. Every now and again, everything clicks for you in terms of how a film is put together. I never tire of watching this movie. And despite what anyone else thinks about the music, I thought it was some of Maurice Jarre's finest work. Apparently it was some of his own favorite composition work. I hope someday to get over to the West coast of Ireland and see some of the scenery in person. I thought that the acting in the film was some of the most courageous work that some of the actors had ever taken on. The film was just long enough for me. As for the esteemed David Lean, no one---and I mean no one--was ever as good at making mankind seem so small and insignificant when compared to the forces and spaces in nature. He was able to take Freddy Young's cinematography and bring out the best in it. I liked it when I was younger, and I like it even more now. I respect it very much and pity those who are unable to savour it. I admit that very few people will be able digest it in it's entirety. Thank god I'm not one of them. Thank-you Mr. Lean wherever you are.


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