The Rising of the Moon Poster

Release Date: 1957

Not Yet Rated|1 hr 21 min

Plot Summary
Three stories make up this examination of Irish life. In "The Majesty of the Law," an inspector (Cyril Cusack) receives orders to arrest Dan O'Flaherty (Noel Purcell) for assault, and Dan's Irish morals get in the way of his freedom. "A Minute's Wait" is a comedic look at Irish passengers patiently waiting for a train to depart while an elderly British couple complain. In "1921," an Irish nationalist escapes his execution, and a police sergeant questions where his own loyalties lie.

Cast: Cyril Cusack, Noel Purcell, Jimmy O'Dea, Jack MacGowran, Tony Quinn, Paul Farrell, Kevin Casey, Maureen Potter

Director: John Ford

Genres: Drama

Production Co: Four Provinces Films

Keywords: Escape, Inspiring, Friend, Sacrifice, Witty