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Juno and the Paycock

1929 | United Kingdom | 85 min | More...
A still from Juno and the Paycock (1929)
  • Watched on F: 1 star (out of 5)
    on Mon Nov 2, 2020 via DVD

    An 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.