No Resting Place (1951)


Alex Kyle is an Irish Traveller. Whilst out poaching he is disturbed by the local gamekeeper. In an attempt to escape he hurls a rock at the man and kills him. One veteran Garda Officer, Mannigan, is determined he will not escape justice.

Director: Paul Rotha.
Writers: Ian Niall (novel), Gerald Healy, Colin Lesslie, Michael Orrom, Paul Rotha.
Stars: Michael Gough, Eithne Dunne, Noel Purcell, Brian O’Higgins, Jack MacGowran, Diana Campbell, Maureen O’Sullivan, Christy Lawrence, Esther O’Connor, Billy O’Gorman, Bobby Hennessey, Austin Meldon, Frederick Johnson.

1951 Venice Film Festival – Nominated for the Golden Lion.
1952 BAFTA Film Awards – Nominated for Best British Film.
1952 BAFTA Film Awards – Nominated for Best Film from Any Source.


Note: Image is OK audio is very poor unfortunately but it’s a very rare film that it’s very unlikely to ever get an official release on home video.

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