The Rising of the Moon

The Rising of the Moon (1957)

Three vignettes of old Irish country life, based on a series of short stories. In "The Majesty of the Law," a police officer must arrest a very old-fashioned, traditional fellow for assault. The man's principles have the policeman and the whole village, including the man he slugged, sympathizing with him. "One Minute's Wait" is about an little train station and glimpses into the lives of the passengers, with a series of comic setups. The third piece is called "1921" and is about a condemned Irish nationalist and his daring escape. Tyrone Power introduces each story.

Writing:
  • Frank S. Nugent
Directing:
  • John Ford
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  • Release Date: 1957-08-10
  • Language: English
  • Country: IE, US
  • Runtime: 81

Donal Donnelly

Prisoner Sean Curran aka Jimmy Walsh

Denis O'Dea

Police Sergeant Tom O'Hara (3rd Episode)

Frank Lawton

British officer (3rd Episode)

Tyrone Power

Mickey J. - the poitín maker (1st Episode)

Cyril Cusack

The Inspector

Noel Purcell

The Old Man

Jack MacGowran

Mickey J. - the poitín maker (1st Episode)

Paul Farrell

Jim O'Brien - 2nd Episode

Michael Trubshawe

Colonel Charles Frobisher (2nd Episode)

Maureen Connell

May Ann McMahon (2nd Episode)

Maureen Delaney

Old Woman

Harold Goldblatt

Barney Donigan - farmer

Godfrey Quigley

Christy Donigan

Anita Sharp-Bolster

Colonel Frobisher's Wife (2nd Episode)
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