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Young Cassidy



Young Cassidy
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NR,1hr 50min
Warner Bros. Digital Distribution
Synopsis: Young Cassidy is based upon the autobiographical writings of firebrand Irish author Sean O'Casey. Rod Taylor is Cassidy, a boisterous boy who digs ditches to support his mother (Flora Robson) and sister (Sian Phillips). In his spare time, Cassidy is active with the Irish revolutionary movement against the occupying British. He still finds time enough for romance, notably with trashy chorine Julie Christie (in her first major role) and timid librarian Maggie Smith. Cassidy's latent writing talents ... Full Synopsis
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While it's far from perfect, Young Cassidy is a very decent biopic about the acclaimed Irish playwright Sean O'Casey (renamed "Cassidy" here). Cassidy's strengths lie not in the story it tells, but in the characters it introduces us to and the actors who embody them. Truth to tell, Cassidy's story is far too weak. A lot happens, but it isn't focused; we sense the dramatic structure but miss the details ... Read Review
Featured Cast
Sean Cassidy
Daisy Battles
Lady Gregory
William Butler Yeats
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