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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Grand Entirely
Whurra, and it's a grand film entirely!

How many times have I watched this wonderful collection of stories from my tattered old tape.
And now, somebody at Warner's has shown the good taste to issue this on DVD.

There are many fine people who acted in this, including Cyril Cusack, Noel Purcell, Jack McGowran, and Denis O'Dea.

In fact,...
Published 20 months ago by S. Maxam

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0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Abbey team of actors.
Dull but a curiosity for any admirer of Dublins' Abbey Theatre Players.Regrettably grossly overpriced furthermore there are at least two faults (irritating if not serious )
Published 10 months ago by movie buff


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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Grand Entirely, May 1, 2013
This review is from: The Rising of the Moon (DVD)
Whurra, and it's a grand film entirely!

How many times have I watched this wonderful collection of stories from my tattered old tape.
And now, somebody at Warner's has shown the good taste to issue this on DVD.

There are many fine people who acted in this, including Cyril Cusack, Noel Purcell, Jack McGowran, and Denis O'Dea.

In fact, most of the cast is from the Abbey Players.

If you like: John Ford, any of the above mentioned, and the auld sod itself,Ireland, then do not pass up this one.
You will not be disappointed!

Slainte!
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Rising of the Moon, May 4, 2013
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Absolutely a great movie. Very Irish. Humor is subtle. Made in the fifties but I believe it shows the true Irish spirit of the time it is set in, from the revolution to modern time (50's)
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars FInally on DVD., November 12, 2013
This review is from: The Rising of the Moon (DVD)
I saw this film on the Late, Late Show many, many years ago and really loved it. Finally someone at Warner Bros. has put it on DVD. The print is pretty good with no major problems and is clean and the sound is crisp and clear. I was watching The Quite Man recently and remembered this film, made by Ford around the same time, and looked on Amazon and WOW! there it was. It is a DVD R but that is better than nothing.
The stories are good and the acting fits each story. The Majesty of the Law is a "country Irish" story with all the expected expressions ("Is it yourself?" "That it is", etc) but a good story line of a man set in the "ould ways" and refusing to pay a fine for hitting a man who called him a liar and willing to go to jail for it. "One Minute's Wait" is about a train arriving at a station for, as the title say, a quick stop. The stop goes on for some time as the train is delayed time and again for different comic reasons while we see the interaction between the crew, passengers and station personnel unfold to comic effect. Broadly acted in the Irish stage tradition. "1921" is an adaption of a play called "The Rising of the Moon" and involves trying to free a political prisoner, about to be hanged by the "Black and Tan", during "The Troubles" just before Ireland was free from English rule. Not a really serious look at the times (as Ford's "The Informer" was) but with enough drama and humor to satisfy.

If you enjoy Irish storytelling, especially in a lighter vein, you will enjoy this film.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A Long-Awaited DVD Issue, May 24, 2013
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A witty and moving classic perfect for any John Ford fan and/or Hibernophile! The quality of this transfer is superb.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A Very Rare John Ford Gem, March 24, 2013
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These three wonderful pieces were rarely seen on TV and were simply not available on VHS. Found this by accident linking from IMDB. For any fan of John Ford , this is a must have.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Another rare John Ford at last available !, May 2, 2013
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Yet another John Ford film which depicts Ireland. This time in three short stories. great cators and local talent share the bill for everyone's pleasure. John ford knew like no one before him and no one after him how to immortalize emotions on film.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars to enjoy this film, July 24, 2014
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This is a comic masterpiece, shrewdly directed by John Ford, with Irish actors in three stories that capture the charm and, yes, the
beguiling mystery and contrary humor of the Irish. Tyrone Power introduces these tales that those of Irish descent will relish even as they wince slightly at some of the truths they capture with such charm and style. You do not have to be Irish, however, to enjoy this
film. It is a classic, however, that, Irish or not, everybody will enjoy for its combination of grace, humor, and sly storytelling
Eugene Cullen Kennedy, emeritus professor of psychology, Loyola University of Chicago
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Classic Irish Humor, June 14, 2013
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I enjoyed this movie many years ago and was very glad I purchased it. Sent another to my sister as well.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Together or in three sittings, June 26, 2014
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I love this type of film with different stories. Tyrone Power introduces each segment performed by the players from Dublin's famed Abbey Theatre. Pop the popcorn then curl up in a throw blanket and enjoy some whimsy [that's polite for blarney]. Only downside all films made in Ireland, Scotland, England and Australia should have close-captioning.
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5.0 out of 5 stars My favorite Johm Ford movie., May 28, 2014
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A movie with three short stories. The stories have a lot of heart. Friendship, humor, and love. All Irish cast. Amazon is the place to find unique movies.
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