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The Shadow of a Gunman (1972)

Not Rated | | Drama | TV Movie 4 December 1972
Donal Davoren is a poet but the folks in his tenement building think he's an IRA gunman laying low. Donal is content to let them think so, Minnie Powell. Donal and his flatmate Seamus end ... See full summary »

Director:

Joseph Hardy

Writer:

Sean O'Casey (play)
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Cast

Credited cast:
Frank Converse ... Donal Davoren
Richard Dreyfuss ... Tommy Owen
Jack MacGowran ... Seumas Shields
Sandra Morgan Sandra Morgan ... Minnie Powell
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Donal Davoren is a poet but the folks in his tenement building think he's an IRA gunman laying low. Donal is content to let them think so, Minnie Powell. Donal and his flatmate Seamus end up holding the bag, literally, after a friend of Seamus who's really in the IRA is killed. When the authorities search house to house for IRA members, Millie tries to protect Donal. Written by Thomas Hennigan

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ireland | 1920s | based on play | See All (3) »

Genres:

Drama

Certificate:

Not Rated
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

4 December 1972 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Hollywood Television Theater: The Shadow of a Gunman See more »

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KCET See more »
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Mono

Color:

Color
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The film takes place from May 10 to May 11, 1920. See more »

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Version of Skuggen av ein helt (1972) See more »

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A Television Adaptation of an Irish play!
13 April 2008 | by SylviastelSee all my reviews

Sean O'Casey, the Irish playwright, was known for his plays set in his beloved Ireland. This play is not much different. It is set in a tenement in Dublin during the 1920s where there were problems among the classes. In this drama, Frank Converse is dynamic as a leading role as an aspiring Irish poet who is caught with a sense of conscience and duty to his country and to his fellow Irishmen and women. The supporting cast is joined by Richard Dreyfuss without his famous mustache before he won me over in Jaws. There is a lot of monologues and verbal interaction between the characters but that is no different than any other Broadway theater archives except this drama was filmed for public television in Southern California. Broadway Theater Archives can now be only obtained on DVDs and VHS. It's a shame that there is no other way to show dramas and comedies from the stage to the masses.


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