The Playboy of the Western World (1962)


A rugged newcomer arrives at a village in Ireland’s County Mayo, wowing townspeople with a fantastic tale of violence. Claiming to have recently murdered his good-for-nothing father, Christy Mahon becomes an object of local fascination. But Christy is disgraced when¬†it turns out that the older man is injured, yet very much alive. Trying to rebuild his reputation as a tough guy, Christy commits another act of brutality.¬†Adapted from the classic play by John Millington Synge.

Director: Brian Desmond Hurst.
Stars: Siobhan McKenna, Gary Raymond, Elspeth March, Niall MacGinnis, Liam Redmond, Michael O’Brian, John Welsh, Brendan Cauldwell, Finnuala O’Shannon, Eithne Lydon, Anne Brogan, Katie Fitzroy.


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