Terrible Beauty, A

Director: Tay Garnett

U.K.-U.S.A.| 1960. Black and white. 85 min.

Directed by Tay Garnett, this provocative examination of nationality and loyalty stars Robert Mitchum as an IRA volunteer who is thrown into a moral dilemma when the organisation begins to collude with the Nazis during World War 2. Shot mainly in Ardmore studios and the Wicklow village of Rathdrum, the film’s all-star cast includes Richard Harris, Dan O’Herlihy, Cyril Cusack, Harry Brogan, Eileen Crowe and Hilton Edwards.
We are showing this film as a tribute to the Irish actor Dan O’Herlihy, who died earlier this year. In a career that spanned over half a century O’Herlihy enjoyed success on stage and screen. In 1954 he was nominated for an Oscar in Luis Buñuel’s Adventures of Robinson Crusoe. His varied career also included appearances in Orson Welles’ version of Macbeth, Odd Man Out (1947), The Dead (1987), RoboCop (1987) and several episodes of David Lynch’s TV series Twin Peaks. O’Herlihy acted in more than 70 plays.

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