Cinema: The New Pictures, Mar. 28, 1960

The Poacher's Daughter (Show Corp. of America), being a rustic Irish comedy, is a pack of lies; white lies, green lies, slick, sly, funny lies, and every one as harmless as the tines of a well-sharpened hayfork. Adapted from George Shiels's play called The New Gossoon,* the film is lifted off the green sod by the main strength of its cast: the Abbey Theater players and their American guest, Actress Julie Harris.

Julie, the daughter of an old rabbit trapper named Rabit Hamil (Harry Brogan), is the youngest and fairest member of a family notorious...

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