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The Rising of the Moon

The Rising of the Moon
  • 1957
  • Ireland/USA
  • 80 min
  • U
  • Directed by: John Ford
  • Written by: Lady Augusta Gregory, Michael J McHugh, Frank S Nugent, Frank O'Connor
  • Cast: Cyril Cusack, Noel Purcell, Denis O'Dea

One of Ford's least known works, portmanteau film 'The Rising of the Moon' is based on works by Frank O'Connor, Lady Gregory and Michael McHugh. A paean to the dying days of the folk insurgence, Ford presents three vignettes of Irish country life.

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