Irish Film Institute -FROM THE VAULTS: PADDY


Director: Daniel Haller

97 minutes, 1968 , Black and White

This film screened on Tuesday 17th  March 2015.

We are delighted to welcome Lee Dunne, author of Goodbye to the Hill, who will introduce this screening. 

An early Irish venture from producer Roger Corman (subject of It Came from Connemara!!), Paddy was banned in 1968 by the Irish censor due to its sexual frankness. Adapted for the screen from Lee Dunne’s notorious novel Goodbye to the Hill it is the tale of amorous Dublin butcher boy Paddy (Des Cave), who spends most of his time seducing women – including well-heeled widow Mrs. Kearney (Maureen Toal) and sweet girl Maureen (Dearbhla Molloy) – and swilling pints in Mulligan’s with his reprobate friend (Milo O’Shea).

When the IFI acquired a print in 2006 and submitted it for re-classification, the ban was revoked and the film was issued with a 12A cert! (Notes by Lee Dunne.)

If you like this, you might also be interested in: Ireland on Sunday: It Came from Connemara!! on March 15th at 13.00.


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