Cinema: The New Pictures, Jul. 22, 1957

The Rising of the Moon (Warner) is a trilogy of Ireland, a feature film entirely Irish both in locale of its scenes and soul of its makers, who include the Maine-born director, John Ford (real name: Sean O'Fearna). As if to disprove W. B. Yeats's old lament, "Romantic Ireland's dead and gone," Ford fought his way through Limerick and Galway and Dublin, pushing his cameras and a troupe of Ireland's best actors before him. In dramatic meanderings most of the commonplaces of the native character are trotted forth—that the Irish are unpredictably gay and...

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