Irish Elsewhere

THE IRISH FILM GUIDE


"The Church and the Woman" (1917: Australia) Lottie Lyell, J.P. O'Neill Dir: Raymond Longford -Eileen Shannon, an Irish-Australian Catholic, and Dr. Sidney Burton, a Protestant, want to marry each other, but her father is opposed to her marrying a non-Catholic. When the father is killed, Burton is arrested, found guilty, and sentenced to death. After Eileen's brother, who is a Catholic priest, hears the confession of Mike Feeney, the real murderer, the priest confesses to the murder himself when he cannot get Feeney to confess. When Sidney is freed, Eileen has been taken prisoner by Feeney. Eileen then escapes, and Feeney is killed.

"Donovan's Reef" (a Pacific atoll) (1963) (109 min) John Wayne, Lee Marvin, Jack Warden, Elizabeth Allen, Dorothy Lamour, Mike Mazurki, Cesar Romero Dir: John Ford -Two WWII pals return every year to a small Pacific island to carry on until one year a newcomer arrives.

"The Irishman" (Australia) (1978) (108 min) Bryan Brown, Michael Craig, Simon Burke, Robin Nevin, Lou Brown Dir: Donald Crombie -In the 1920s, an Irish immigrant to Australia is a teamster who finds his horses threatened by progress.

"Murphy's War" (1971: UK)(a Pacific island) (108 min)(rated PG) Peter O'Toole, Sian Phillips, Philippe Noiret, Horst Janson, John Hallman, Ingo Morgandorf Dir: Peter Yates -A British seaman, who is the only survivor of a German attack in WWII, is out for revenge.

"Ned Kelly" (Australia) (1970: UK) (100 min) (rated PG) Mick Jagger, Tony Richardson, Clarissa Kaye, Mark McManus, Frank Thring Dir: Tony Richardson -Later retitled "Ned Kelly, Outlaw" -The story of Australia's most famous outlaw, showing his involvement in the Anglo-Irish conflict.

"The Pioneers" (1916: Australia) Winter Hall -An Irish political prisoner, who had been transported involuntarily to a prison camp in Australia, escapes and creates a new life in the bush.

"The Pioneers" (1926: Australia) Augustus Neville -remake of the 1916 film -An Irish political prisoner, who had been transported involuntarily to a prison camp in Australia, escapes and creates a new life in the bush.

"Reckless Kelly" (1993: Australia-U.S.) (94 min) (rated PG) Yahoo Serious, Melora Hardin, Alexei Sayle, Hugo Weaver, Kathleen Freeman, John Pinette, Bob Moss, Martin Ferrero Dir: Yahoo Serious -A modern descendant of Ned Kelly, a legendary Robin-Hood-type outlaw in Australia, goes to the U.S.

"Sons of Matthew" (1949: Australia) Michael Pate, Ken Wayne, Wendy Gibb Dir: Charles Chauvel -Autobiographical account of the real-life O'Riordan family who created a farm from the jungle of southeast Queensland in Australia. -Two Irish brothers, Shane and Barney O'Riordan, compete for the interest of Cathie McAllister, the daughter of a Scottish pioneer farmer.

"The Story of the Kelly Gang" (1906: Australia) -First Australian feature film. -The story of Ned Kelly and his gang in Australia.

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