Quackser Fortune Has a Cousin in the Bronx (1970)

R | 88 or 90 mins | Comedy-drama | 1970

Director:

Waris Hussein

Writer:

Gabriel Walsh

Cinematographer:

Gilbert Taylor

Editor:

Bill Blunden

Production Designer:

Herbert Smith

Production Company:

UMC Pictures
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HISTORY

Filmed on location in ... More Less

Filmed on location in Dublin. More Less

CAST
PRODUCTION CREDITS
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Prod
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WRITER
PHOTOGRAPHY
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MUSIC
Harmonica solo
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DETAILS
Release Date:
1970
Premiere Information:
New York opening: 13 July 1970
Los Angeles opening: 14 October 1970
Physical Properties:
Sound
Color
Eastman Color
Duration(in mins):
88 or 90
MPAA Rating:
R
Country:
United States
Language:
English
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

Instead of working in the local foundry like his father, Quackser Fortune earns a living in Dublin by collecting horse manure and selling it to housewives for their gardens. He carries on an affair with Betsy Bourke, one of his customers, until he meets and immediately falls in love with Zazel Pierce, a wealthy American student at Trinity College. She begins to instruct him on Dublin's history and then invites Quackser to a dress ball; once there, however, she ignores him in favor of her more affluent and sophisticated classmates. The students' taunting of Quackser results in a scuffle, but he manages to escape with Zazel to an elegant hotel. She completes her seduction of him and leaves during the night. In the morning, Quackser goes to her room at Trinity only to find that she has moved out. Quackser's more immediate concern, however, is a new city ordinance which bans horses from the streets of Dublin, thereby ruining his livelihood. Dejected, he releases the horses into the city's streets to prevent them from being taken to the glue factory and then goes on a drinking spree. His luck changes when he learns that a distant cousin in the Bronx in New York has died and left him over £200; Quackser purchases a bus and uses it to give historical tours of ... +


Instead of working in the local foundry like his father, Quackser Fortune earns a living in Dublin by collecting horse manure and selling it to housewives for their gardens. He carries on an affair with Betsy Bourke, one of his customers, until he meets and immediately falls in love with Zazel Pierce, a wealthy American student at Trinity College. She begins to instruct him on Dublin's history and then invites Quackser to a dress ball; once there, however, she ignores him in favor of her more affluent and sophisticated classmates. The students' taunting of Quackser results in a scuffle, but he manages to escape with Zazel to an elegant hotel. She completes her seduction of him and leaves during the night. In the morning, Quackser goes to her room at Trinity only to find that she has moved out. Quackser's more immediate concern, however, is a new city ordinance which bans horses from the streets of Dublin, thereby ruining his livelihood. Dejected, he releases the horses into the city's streets to prevent them from being taken to the glue factory and then goes on a drinking spree. His luck changes when he learns that a distant cousin in the Bronx in New York has died and left him over £200; Quackser purchases a bus and uses it to give historical tours of Dublin. +

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