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Young Cassidy

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Original title
Young Cassidy
Year
Running time
100 min.
Country
United Kingdom United Kingdom
Director
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Screenwriter
John Whiting (Novel: Sean O'Casey)
Music
Sean O'Riada
Cinematography
Edward Scaife
Cast
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Producer
Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM) / Sextant Films
Genre
Drama | Biography. 1910s. Stage Play
Synopsis / Plot
Biographical drama based on the early life of playwright Sean O'Casey, depicting his rise from the 1910 Dublin slums to the celebrated openings of his early plays. Johnny Cassidy (Rod Taylor), an impoverished idealist whose ambitions are restricted by the demands of looking after his family, journeys through the social injustices of Dublin life - involving himself with the rowdy tramway-men strike, dawdling with prostitute Daisy Battles (Julie Christie), seeking a better life.
Awards
1965: BAFTA Awards: Nominated to Best British Actress (Smith) and Costume Design
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