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John Ford was keen on casting either Peter O'Toole or Richard Harris in the lead. Sean O' Casey, on whose early life the movie is based, suggested the less starry Donal Donnelly or Norman Rodway for the part.
Cassidy! For the love-a God man, your enthusiasm will be the death of us all. Toss the dirt nice and easy where it's meant to go.
John Cassidy: Yes sir.
Foreman: What dya think you're doin' down there, reconstructin' the whole of Ireland? Come on outta there, come up.
John Cassidy: ...
The story is set around 1910. One hour into the story a horse and carriage pass by. A 1960s-era car is seen turning at an intersection where it just came from.
Billed as "A John Ford Film", although Jack Cardiff is credited as sole director.
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