- Original title
- Running time
- 100 min.
- United Kingdom
John Whiting (Novel: Sean O'Casey)
Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM) / Sextant Films
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.
: BAFTA Awards: Nominated to Best British Actress (Smith) and Costume Design
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