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A still from Juno and the Paycock (1930)

Juno and the Paycock

1930 | United Kingdom | 85 min
  • The Shame of Mary Boyle
  • Watched on Mon Nov 2, 2020 via DVD
    F: 1 star (out of 5)

    Unengaging adaptation of Seán O’Casey’s play about a poor Dublin family undone by an unexpected windfall during the Irish Civil War. Hitchcock limits his formal rigor to constructing long takes which—combined with the monologue-heavy script—give the sense of watching a filmed stage performance. The film even drops O’Casey’s final gut-punch scene. Often ignored in Hitchcock’s oeuvre for good reason.

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