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Young Cassidy

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  • Language: English
  • Region: Region 1 (US and Canada This DVD will probably NOT be viewable in other countries. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.66:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • MPAA Rating: UNRATED
  • Studio: Warner Archive
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #11,740 in DVD (See Top 100 in DVD)

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Young Cassidy

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7 of 11 people found the following review helpful
A bit of Ford and a lot of Cardiff Oct. 14 2011
By The CinemaScope Cat - Published on
In 1911 Ireland, a young labourer (Rod Taylor) has ambitions of being a writer. But poverty, working to overthrow the British invaders and romance slow his progress. Based on the life of the great Irish playwright Sean O'Casey, inexplicably called Johnny Cassidy in the film, and began by John Ford (though very little of his work is in the final film) and completed by Jack Cardiff. The film opens with "A John Ford Production" however and it has the feel of a Ford film, particularly in the propensity for Irish brawls but Cardiff brings his own sensibility to the film also which has the same empathy for Irish poor that he brought to the Welsh miners in his film of SONS AND LOVERS. Still, O'Casey's life, at least as portrayed here, simply wasn't interesting enough to sustain much interest for a feature film and despite a rousing performance by Taylor, the film follows the usual path of movie bios: poverty, struggle, success, fame, fade out. There is a compelling riot scene where the British overcome the Irish rebels by brute force. The suitably drab photography is by Edward Scaife (THE DIRTY DOZEN) and the authentically Irish score by Sean O'Riada. With Maggie Smith, Julie Christie, Michael Redgrave, Edith Evans, Flora Robson, Sian Phillips and Jack MacGowran.

The Spanish DVD from Regasa is an anamorphic wide screen (1.78) transfer that lacks sharpness but otherwise is an adequate transfer. The Spanish subtitles are easily removed.
Story of one artist's rise from poverty to success and those that surround him March 18 2015
By C. Andrews - Published on
Format: DVD
Follows playwright Sean O'Casey's life from about 1913 as he begins to gel as a writer until he leaves Dublin in 1926 to further his career. It gives an idea of the life of poverty and oppression that Ireland lived in before and during the uprisings. I also shows his relationships with family, friend and lovers. A memorable ending as he must give up everything to pursue his destiny.
2 of 4 people found the following review helpful
Great Film ! Feb. 7 2015
By K. Nolting - Published on
Format: DVD
Young Cassidy stars Rod Taylor, Maggie Smith, and in a smaller role Julie Christie. Telling the tale of a brawling Irish playwright -in Dyblin. Maggie Smith of course is wonderful, and does the best job. Fans Of Maggie Smith will like this the most.

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