American-born director Arthur Robison moved to Germany, directed films like Warning Shadows (1923) in the Expressionistic style and then brought that style to England for this first film-version of Liam O’Flaherty’s 1925 novel. Set among Dublin revolutionaries at the time of the 1922-23 Irish Civil War, it begins as Francis McPhillip mistakenly shoots a police chief and is forced into exile, to distance himself from his comrades. This is complicated when his best friend, Gypo Nolan, the story’s main character, considers informing the police about Francis’s whereabouts. Directed by Arthur Robison. 99 minutes, United Kingdom.
Live Piano Accompaniment by Bernie Anderson. Curated & Hosted by Ken Gordon.
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