Cinema: The New Pictures: Feb. 1, 1937

The Plough and the Stars (RKO) is Dudley Nichols' adaptation of Sean O'Casey's famed play about Dublin's Easter rebellion in 1916. As the prize exhibit in the repertoire of the Abbey Players, The Plough and the Stars long ago achieved the rating of a contemporary classic. Its grimy and discursive picture of Dublin life, as background for the grim story of its principals, made it a contemptuous portrait, almost a definition of Ireland before the Free State. The current version of The Plough and the Stars—in which Director John Ford was assisted...

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