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Girl With Green Eyes, The (1964)

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An innocent Irish country lass (Rita Tushingham) leaves her father’s Co Clare farm to work in Dublin and falls in love with a cold, callous older man (Peter Finch), who ignores her wisecracking, more sophisticated roommate (Lynn Redgrave).

The decline in the relationship between the two shopgirl friends is conveyed with great skill and debutant director Desmond Davis wisely allows the cast to go about their business. He also captures the atmosphere of Dublin with the eye of an experienced cinematographer.

Stellar acting makes this adroit, lyrical adaptation of the best-selling Edna O’Brien novel,  The Lonely Girl, a treasure.

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Eugene Gaillard
Peter Finch
Kate Brady
Rita Tushingham
Baba Brenan
Lynn Redgrave
Josie Hannigan
Marie Kean
Mr Brady
Arthur O’Sullivan
Malachi Sullivan
Julian Glover
Joanna
Lislott Goettinger
Bertie Counihan
Patrick Laffan
Mrs Byrne
Eileen Crowe
Andy Devlin
Joe Lynch
Mary
Yolande Turner
Jack Holland
Harry Brogan
Davey
Michael Hennessey
Patrick Devlin
Joe O’Donnell
Aunt
Kay Craig
Priest
T P McKenna

Director
Desmond Davis