Release date1959 (1959) Based onthe Abbey Theatre play by Louis Dalton WriterBlanaid Irvine, Patrick Kirwan, Louis dAlton (play) ScreenplayPatrick Kirwan, Blanaid Irvine CastAudrey Dalton (Maire McRoarty), Leslie Phillips (Crispin Brown), Niall MacGinnis (Devereaux), Geoffrey Golden (McRoarty), Milo OShea (Pat Tweedy) Similar moviesBroth of a Boy (1959), Shake Hands with the Devil (1959), The Matchmaker (1997), Man About Dog (2004), The Boxer (1997)
Rural england aka this blessed plot this other eden 1940 1949
This Other Eden is a 1959 Irish comedy drama film directed by Muriel Box and starring Audrey Dalton, Leslie Phillips and Niall MacGinnis.
A small Irish provincial town wants to erect a statue to an Irish Republican Army (IRA) man, killed during the Irish War for Independence. However, the son of the Colonel who killed the rebel objects.
Audrey Dalton as Maire McRoarty
Leslie Phillips as Crispin Brown
Niall MacGinnis as Devereaux
Geoffrey Golden as McRoarty
Norman Rodway as Conor Heaphy
Milo O'Shea as Pat Tweedy
Harry Brogan as Clannery
Paul Farrell as McNeely
Eddie Golden as Sergeant Crilly
Hilton Edwards as The Canon
Philip O'Flynn as Postman
Ria Mooney as Mother Superior
Isobel Couser as Mrs. O'Flaherty
TV Guide noted, "this unlikely subject for a comedy is slanted in favor of the British" ; while David Parkinson in the Radio Times called it "a curious film for Leslie Phillips to find himself in, this is an overwrought tale about the emotions that erupt when the statue of a long-dead IRA hero is blown up in the square of a sleepy Irish village....Phillips is fine...He is adequately supported by Audrey Dalton as his lover and Norman Rodway...but the film lacks the power of such Hollywood lynch dramas as Fritz Lang's Fury or William A Wellman's The Ox-Bow Incident."