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Ryan's Daughter ()


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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.

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  • Won 2 Oscars. Another 7 wins & 21 nominations.
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Charles
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Father Collins
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Major Doryan
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Michael
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Thomas Ryan
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Rosy
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Tim O'Leary
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Mrs. McCardle
Arthur O'Sullivan ...
Mr. McCardle
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Moureen
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Driver
Gerald Sim ...
Captain
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Corporal
Des Keogh ...
Lanky private
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O'Keefe
Philip O'Flynn ...
Paddy
Donal Neligan ...
Moureen's boyfriend
Brian O'Higgins ...
Constable O'Connor
Niall O'Brien ...
Bernard
Owen Sullivan ...
Joseph
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Emmet Bergin ...
Sean (uncredited)
May Cluskey ...
Storekeeper (uncredited)
Annie D'Alton ...
Old woman (uncredited)
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Major Doryan (uncredited) (voice)
Pat Layde ...
Policeman (uncredited)
Ed O'Callaghan ...
Bernard (uncredited)

Directed by

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David Lean

Written by

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Robert Bolt ... (original screenplay)

Produced by

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Anthony Havelock-Allan ... producer
Roy Stevens ... associate producer

Music by

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Maurice Jarre

Cinematography by

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Freddie Young ... (photographed by)

Film Editing by

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Norman Savage

Editorial Department

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Tony Lawson ... assistant editor

Production Design by

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Stephen B. Grimes ... (as Stephen Grimes)

Art Direction by

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Roy Walker

Set Decoration by

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Josie MacAvin

Costume Design by

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Jocelyn Rickards

Makeup Department

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Charles E. Parker ... makeup artist (as Charles Parker)
A.G. Scott ... hair stylist
Eric Allwright ... makeup artist (uncredited)

Production Management

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Douglas Twiddy ... production manager

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Charles Frend ... second unit director
Roy Stevens ... second unit director: storm
Michael Stevenson ... assistant director
Pedro Vidal ... assistant director
Jonathan Burrows ... third assistant director (uncredited)
Joe Marks ... second assistant director (uncredited)
David Tringham ... assistant director (uncredited)

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Peter Dukelow ... constructor
Eddie Fowlie ... property master
Derek Irvine ... assistant art director
Brian Doyle ... plasterer (uncredited)
Bill Gold ... poster designer (uncredited)
Mickey O'Toole ... stand-by props (uncredited)

Sound Department

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John Bramall ... sound recordist
Ernie Grimsdale ... sound editor
Gordon K. McCallum ... sound mixer
Winston Ryder ... sound editor
John Hayward ... re-recording mixer (uncredited)
Michael Hickey ... sound (uncredited)
Malcolm Stewart ... sound effects (uncredited)

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R.A. MacDonald ... special effects (as Robert MacDonald)
Gerry Johnston ... special effects (uncredited)

Stunts

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Vic Armstrong ... stunts (uncredited)
Jack Cooper ... stunts (uncredited)
Bronco McLoughlin ... stunts (uncredited)

Camera and Electrical Department

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Denys N. Coop ... camera operator: second unit (as Denys Coop)
Ernest Day ... camera operator
Robert Huke ... camera operator: second unit (as Bob Huke)
Bob Martin ... still photographer
Bernie Prentice ... chief electrician
Roy Rodhouse ... chief electrician
Bob Bremner ... electrician (uncredited)
Doug Byers ... electrician (uncredited)
Trevor Coop ... clapper loader (uncredited)
Jim Dawes ... grip (uncredited)
Chris Holden ... focus puller (uncredited)
Douglas Kirkland ... still photographer (uncredited)
Douglas Milsome ... focus puller (uncredited)
Robert Willoughby ... special still photographer (uncredited)

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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Evangeline Harrison ... assistant costume designer (uncredited)

Location Management

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Eddie Fowlie ... location manager
Al Burgess ... location manager (uncredited)

Music Department

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Maurice Jarre ... conductor
Eric Tomlinson ... music recordist

Other crew

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Phyllis Crocker ... continuity
William O'Kelly ... production liaison
Ron Bareham ... assistant accountant (uncredited)
Julian Holloway ... voice dubbing: Christopher Jones (uncredited)
John Trehy ... production accountant (uncredited)
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Plot Summary

World War I seems far away from Ireland's Dingle peninsula when Rosy Ryan Shaughnessy 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

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Taglines A story of love...set against the violence of rebellion See more »
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Also Known As
  • Michael's Day (United Kingdom)
  • La fille de Ryan (France)
  • Ryans Tochter (Germany)
  • La hija de Ryan (Spain)
  • Ryanova dcéra (Czechoslovakia, Slovak title)
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Runtime
  • 206 min
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Budget $15,000,000 (estimated)

Did You Know?

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Trivia Christopher Jones and Sarah Miles did not get along. Not only was Jones in mourning for his close friend (and possibly ex-girlfriend) Sharon Tate, who was murdered by the Manson family during production, but he was also engaged to Olivia Hussey (said engagement was ultimately broken off), and was simply not attracted to Miles. At one point, Miles conspired with Robert Mitchum to drug Jones' breakfast to make him get over his disgust at filming the scene where Rosy and Doryan have a tryst in the forest, but Mitchum overdid the dosage, rendering Jones near catatonic for filming of the scene and leading him to believe he was having a nervous breakdown. A combination of grief over Tate's death and his negative experience working on the film prompted Jones to retire from acting; he only made one other film. His performance was one of the most criticised aspects of the film. See more »
Goofs As he is driving Major Doryan to the camp, the corporal asks him if he had been in the Second Battle of the Marne. The Second Battle of the Marne was fought in July and August of 1918 near the end of WWI while events in Ryan's Daughter are set in 1916 not long after the Easter Rising. See more »
Movie Connections Edited into Elizabeth: The Golden Age (2007). See more »
Soundtracks Mary of the Curling Hair See more »
Quotes Maureen: Aren't the police a dirty lot, hobnobbing with British soldiers!
Const. O'Connor: I heard that, Maureen Cassidy!
Maureen: You were meant to, Constable O'Connor!
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