Young Cassidy (1965)

108 mins | Biography | 1965

Directors:

Jack Cardiff, John Ford

Writer:

John Whiting

Cinematographer:

Ted Scaife

Editor:

Anne V. Coates

Production Designer:

Michael Stringer

Production Company:

Sextant Films
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HISTORY

Filmed on location in and around Dublin. Opened in London in Feb 1965; running time: 110 min. Original director John Ford was replaced by Jack Cardiff, who receives screen credit. ...

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Filmed on location in and around Dublin. Opened in London in Feb 1965; running time: 110 min. Original director John Ford was replaced by Jack Cardiff, who receives screen credit.

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PERSONAL & COMPANY INDEX CREDITS
CREDIT
CAST
PRODUCTION CREDITS
NAME
PARENT COMPANY
PRODUCTION COMPANY
PRODUCTION TEXT
A John Ford Production
DISTRIBUTION COMPANY
NAME
CREDITED AS
CREDIT
DIRECTORS
Dir
Asst dir
PRODUCERS
Assoc prod
WRITER
PHOTOGRAPHY
Dir of photog
Cam op
ART DIRECTOR
FILM EDITOR
Film ed
COSTUMES
Cost des
MUSIC
Mus comp
Mus dir
SOUND
Sd mix
Dub ed
MAKEUP
Makeup
Hairstyles
PRODUCTION MISC
Prod supv
Casting dir
Main titles
SOURCES
LITERARY
Based on the novel Mirror in My House by Sean O'Casey (New York, 1956).
LITERARY SOURCE AUTHOR
DETAILS
Premiere Information:
New York opening: 22 Mar 1965
Production Date:

Copyright Info
Claimant
Date
Copyright Number
Sextant Films
11 January 1965
LP29819
Physical Properties:
Sound
Westrex
Color
Metrocolor
Duration(in mins):
108
Country:
United States
SYNOPSIS

In Dublin in 1911 during a period of growing protest against British rule, young John Cassidy is a laborer by day and a pamphleteer by night. Cassidy is a member of both the Irish Transport and General Workers Union and the Irish Citizens Army, which is trained for uprisings against the British. When the pamphlets he has written incite riots, Cassidy realizes that he can do more for his people with the pen than with the sword. In the course of a riot, Cassidy rescues Daisy Battles, a fiery music hall dancer, and they soon become lovers. Their affair is short-lived, however, and Cassidy becomes involved with Nora, a bookshop clerk who encourages his writing and falls in love with him. He brings a play he has written to the Abbey Theatre; and though it is rejected, another of his plays, The Shadow of a Gunman , is accepted and successfully produced, as are two subsequent plays. The opening of The Plough and The Stars , which deals with religion, sex, and patriotism in Ireland, causes the audience to riot, and he loses many friends; but he is undeterred and is soon acclaimed as Ireland's outstanding young playwright. Nora realizes that Cassidy no longer needs her, and he departs for England and international ...

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In Dublin in 1911 during a period of growing protest against British rule, young John Cassidy is a laborer by day and a pamphleteer by night. Cassidy is a member of both the Irish Transport and General Workers Union and the Irish Citizens Army, which is trained for uprisings against the British. When the pamphlets he has written incite riots, Cassidy realizes that he can do more for his people with the pen than with the sword. In the course of a riot, Cassidy rescues Daisy Battles, a fiery music hall dancer, and they soon become lovers. Their affair is short-lived, however, and Cassidy becomes involved with Nora, a bookshop clerk who encourages his writing and falls in love with him. He brings a play he has written to the Abbey Theatre; and though it is rejected, another of his plays, The Shadow of a Gunman , is accepted and successfully produced, as are two subsequent plays. The opening of The Plough and The Stars , which deals with religion, sex, and patriotism in Ireland, causes the audience to riot, and he loses many friends; but he is undeterred and is soon acclaimed as Ireland's outstanding young playwright. Nora realizes that Cassidy no longer needs her, and he departs for England and international acclaim.

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Partially Viewed
Offscreen Credit
Name Occurs Before Title
AFI Life Achievement Award

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