The Plough and the Stars (1936)

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    • The Plough and the Stars (1936)



      Information from IMDb

      Plot Summary
      Nora Clitheroe (Barbara Stanwyck) runs a rooming house in Dublin
      and tries to stay away from the political turmoil raging around her,
      so she becomes quite upset when she learns that her husband Jack (Preston S. Foster)
      has joined a militia of Irish rebels trying to drive out the British.
      Nora fears for Jack's safety and begs him to keep his distance from the revolutionary forces.
      Jack assures her that he'll step back from their activities,
      but it's not until it's too late that Nora learns that Jack has done just the opposite --
      and has become a commander with the Irish Citizen Army
      as they plan an ill-fated raid on the Dublin Post Office.
      ~ Mark Deming, Rovi

      Full Cast
      Barbara Stanwyck ... Nora Clitheroe
      Preston Foster ... Jack Clitheroe'
      Barry Fitzgerald ... Fluther Good
      Denis O'Dea ... The Young Covey
      Eileen Crowe ... Bessie Burgess
      F.J. McCormick ... Capt. Brennan
      Una O'Connor ... Maggie Gogan
      Arthur Shields ... Padraic Pearse
      Moroni Olsen ... Gen. Connally
      J.M. Kerrigan ... Peter Flynn
      Bonita Granville ... Mollser Gogan
      Erin O'Brien-Moore ... Rosie Redmond
      Neil Fitzgerald ... Lt. Langon
      Robert Homans ... Timmy the Barman
      Brandon Hurst ... Sgt. Tinley
      Cyril McLaglen ... Cpl. Stoddard
      Wesley Barry ... Sniper
      D'Arcy Corrigan ... Priest
      Mary Gordon ... Woman at Barricades
      Doris Lloyd ... Woman at Barricades
      Michael Fitzmaurice
      Francis Ford
      Frank Hagney
      Ben Hall
      Buck Mack
      Pat Moriarity
      Margaret Morris
      Lillian O'Malley
      Patricia O'Malley
      Lionel Pape ... Englishman
      Steve Pendleton
      Jack Pennick
      Mary Quinn ... Second Woman
      Ernest Shields (as Ernie Shields)
      Billy Watson
      Ann Bupp ... (uncredited)
      Tommy Bupp ... (uncredited)

      Writing Credits
      Dudley Nichols
      Sean O'Casey play "The Plough and the Stars"

      Original Music
      Roy Webb

      Joseph H. August
      Best Wishes
      London- England

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    • Re: John Ford- The Plough and the Stars (1936)

      The Plough and the Stars is a 1936 drama film
      based on the play of the same name by Se·n O'Casey.
      It stars Barbara Stanwyck, Preston Foster and Barry Fitzgerald

      John Ford, whose fierce pride in his Irish heritage often manifested
      itself in his work, directed this historical drama which uses as its backdrop the
      1916 Easter Rebellion of Irish patriots against British rule.
      John Ford had several bitter disputes with RKO Pictures
      while making The Plough and the Stars, especially after the studio re-shot several scenes
      with another director to tone down the film's politics;
      while he distributed several independent productions through the studio,
      he never shot another picture for RKO.
      ~ Mark Deming, Rovi

      User Review
      Ford's "Plough & the Stars" ('36) -- a powerful period piece
      31 May 2010 | by jdeureka (France)

      If you like Ireland, Irish history & literature, the traditions of the Irish people & the ambiguous creation of the Irish nation -- what's not to like about this movie? Sure, now, it's more John Ford than Sean O'Casey. But what would you be expectin from John Ford at the height of his creative spirit -- four years before he filmed "Grapes of Wrath"? Almost everyone in this movie plays their part with pungent efficiency. It's old-fashioned acting of the best sort. As movie, this is much more cinema of ideas, of belief & revolution, of theater, of language & gesture & non-verbal communication -- than our contemporary cinema of special effects and technicolor sensations. This movie is political entertainment of a very fine order; with as much said by the words as by what is shown. But how many people alive now can relate to it with the potency it must of had back in the 1930s?
      Best Wishes
      London- England

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