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The Rising of the Moon

1957
1h 21m
Comedy/Drama
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Cast

Tyrone Power (Self - Host)Noel Purcell (Dan O'Flaherty (1st Episode))Cyril Cusack (Inspector Michael Dillon (1st Episode))Jack MacGowran (Mickey J. - the poitín maker (1st Episode))Jimmy O'Dea (Paddy Morrisey - porter (2nd Episode))Tony Quinn (Andrew Rourke - Station Master (2nd Episode))Paul Farrell (Jim O'Brien - 2nd Episode)Kevin Casey (Fireman McTigue - 2nd Episode)Maureen Potter (Pegeen Mallory - barmaid (2nd Episode))May Craig (Mrs. Folsey - 2nd Episode)Michael Trubshawe (Colonel Charles Frobisher (2nd Episode))Maureen Connell (May Ann McMahon (2nd Episode))Michael O'Duffy (Mahon - The Singer - 2nd Episode)Denis O'Dea (Police Sergeant Tom O'Hara (3rd Episode))Eileen Crowe (Mrs. O'Hara - Police Sergeant's Wife (3rd Episode))Frank Lawton (British officer (3rd Episode))Donal Donnelly (Prisoner Sean Curran aka Jimmy Walsh)Maureen Cusack (Sister Therese - 3rd Episode)

Director

John Ford

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Synopsis

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.

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