"Inchon!" (1982: Korea-U.S.) (105 min) (rated PG) Laurence Olivier, Jacqueline Bisset, Ben Gazzara, Toshiro Mifune, Richard Roundtree Dir: Terence Young -filmed in part at Ardmore Studios -the film's first director Andrew McLaglen resigned -funded by Rev. Sun Myung Moon's Unification Church. -At a cost of $48,000,000. this film is considered one of the most expensive flops in movie history. -General Douglas MacArthur lands at Inchon in the Korean War.
"The Italian Job" (1968) (101 min) Michael Caine, Noel Coward, Maggie Blye, Benny Hill, Tony Beckley, Raf Vallone Dir: Peter Collinson -Filmed in part at Kilmainhan Jail and at Arbour Hill Jail. -A prisoner masterminds robberies on the outside.
"Jake's Progress" -TV mini-series filmed at Ardmore Studios in Bray.
"Kidnapped" -TV mini-series filmed at Ardmore Studios in Bray.
"Knights of the Roundtable" (1953: U.S.) (115 min) Robert Taylor, Ava Gardner, Mel Ferrer, Stanley Baker, Felix Aylmer Dir: Richard Thorpe -Filmed at Powerscourt in County Wicklow. -Many locals were used as extras. -Based upon the King Arthur legends.
"The Land Before Time" (1988)(69 min)(rated G) Pat Hingle, Gabriel Damon, Helen Shaver, Candace Huston, Judith Barsi, Will Ryan, Burke Barnes Dir: Don Bluth -Spielberg/Lucas presentation of a Don Bluth film. -Cost: $14 million -Animated film produced entirely at the Dublin studio. -Sequels: "The Land Before Time II: The Great Valley Adventure" (1994) and "The Land Before Time III: The Time of the Great Giving" -Dinosaurs set out on an adventure.
"The Last Remake of Beau Geste" (1977) (85 min) (rated PG) Marty Feldman, Ann Margaret, Michael York, Peter Ustinov, Trevor Howard, Spike Milligan, Sinead Cusack, Michael McConkey, James Earl Jones, Terry Thomas Dir: Marty Feldman -fractured retelling of the story by Percival Christopher Wren -filmed at Adare Manor in County Limerick and at Kilmainhan Jail -A goofball joins the Foreign Legion.
"The Lion In Winter" (1968: UK) (135 min) Peter O'Toole, Katharine Hepburn, Jane Merrow, Anthony Hopkins, John Castle, Timothy Dalton, Nigel Terry, Nigel Stock Dir: Anthony Harvey *** Musical Score by: John Barry -Adapted by James Goldman based upon his Broadway play. -Interior scenes filmed at Ardmore Studios in Ireland, and exterior scenes were filmed in France -Peter O'Toole plays Henry II in this film as he did in "Beckett" -film debuts of Hopkins and Dalton -In 1183, a power struggle erupts in England's ruling family as Henry II struggles to decide upon a successor.
"Lock Up Your Daughters" (1968) (102 min) Christopher Plummer, Susannah York, Glynnis Johns, Ian Bannen, Tom Bell, Roy Kinnear, Elaine Taylor Dir: Peter Coe *Screenplay by: Keith Waterhouse & Willis Hall -Based upon a play by Henry Fielding, entitled "Rape Upon Rape". -Filmed in Kilkenny. Local women refused parts of buxom wenches in low-cut gowns, so women were brought in for these parts from England. -A comedy set in 18th-century London. -Sailors pursue women and get into trouble.
"McKenzie Break" (1969) (106 min) Brian Keith, Ian Hendry, Helmut Griem, Horst Janson, Jack Watson, Patrick O'Connell Dir: Lamont Johnson -AKA: "Escape" -Filmed at Ballymoney, County Wicklow. -Soldiers from the Irish Army acted as extras. -In WWII, German prisoners attempt to escape from a British prison in Scotland.
"McVicar" (1980: UK) (111 min) (rated R) Roger Daltry, Adam Faith, Cheryl Campbell, Brian Hall, Steven Berkoff, Jeremy Blake, Ian Hendry Dir: Tom Clegg -Screenplay by McVicar who adapted his own book. -filmed at Arbour Hill and Kilmainhan Jail -England's public enemy number 1 John McVicar is sent to prison but escapes.
"Moby Dick" (1956) (116 min) Gregory Peck, Richard Basehart, Leo Glenn, Orson Welles, Friedrich Ledebur, James Robertson Justice, Harry Andrews, Bernard Miles, Royal Dano, Noell Purcell, Seamus Kelly Dir: John Huston ** Screenplay by John Huston & Ray Bradbury -Filmed in Youghal, County Cork (to portray New Bedford, MA) -Adaptation of Herman Meville's novel. -Set around 1850, a whaling captain goes mad chasing a white whale.
"Moll Flanders" (1995) Robin Wright, Morgan Freeman, Stockard Channing, Geraldine James, John Lynch, Brenda Fricker, and Jim Sheridan Dir: Pen Densham -filmed at Ardmore Studios in Bray. -Some location shooting at Dublin Castle, Foster Place, Old Conna, Powerscourt, and Bantry (County Cork). -adaptation of a novel by Daniel Defoe. -The life of a woman born into hardship in the late 1600s in England.
"Mother Mafia's Loving Fold" (1972: Italian) -Liam O'Callaghan, Arthur O'Sullivan -The film uses the docksides of Dublin to recreate New York of the 1920s. -The film appeared to be an attempt to cash in on the success of "The Godfather". -Under complaints of harassment, the film company pulled out of Ireland with their film unfinished. -This was a story about the Mafia in New York in the 1920s.
"Murder in Eden" (1961: U.K.) Ray McAnally, Norman Rodway Dir: Max Varnell -Filmed at Ardmore Studios in Bray. -Thriller set in England. -A detective investigates a murder in an Art Gallery.
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