• Young Cassidy (1965)

Young Cassidy

Release Date: 1965

Not Yet Rated |1 hr 47 min

Plot Summary

Based on the early life of Irish playwright and notorious socialist Sean O'Casey, the film follows O'Casey (Rod Taylor) through the sordid underbelly of Dublin where he gets his first taste of the social injustices that would later inspire his work. Along the way he joins strikes, runs afoul of local law enforcement and has a relationship with prostitute Daisy Battles (Julie Christie). Eventually O'Casey meets bookshop assistant Nora (Maggie Smith) who helps channel his rage into the theater.

Cast: Rod Taylor, Maggie Smith, Julie Christie, Flora Robson, Michael Redgrave, Edith Evans, Jack MacGowran, T.P. McKenna

Director: Jack Cardiff , John Ford

Genres: Biography

Production Co: Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer

Keywords: Mother, Father, Inspiring, Growing up, Rise

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Awards

Nominated British Actress
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1966)
Nominated British Costume Design: Colour
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1966)