Rooney is a 1958 British comedy film directed by George Pollock and starring John Gregson, Muriel Pavlow and Barry Fitzgerald. The film depicts the life of James Ignatius Rooney, a Gaelic sportsman at the weekends, and a Dublin rubbish collector during the week. It was based on a novel of the same name by Catherine Cookson.
|Directed by||George Pollock|
|Produced by||George H. Brown|
|Screenplay by||Patrick Kirwan|
|Based on||novel Rooney by Catherine Cookson|
|Music by||Philip Green|
|Edited by||Peter Bezencenet|
George H. Brown Productions
|Distributed by||Rank Organisation|
- John Gregson - James Ignatius Rooney
- Muriel Pavlow - Maire Hogan
- Barry Fitzgerald - Grandfather
- June Thorburn - Doreen O'Flynn
- Noel Purcell - Tim Hennessy
- Marie Kean - Mrs. O'Flynn
- Liam Redmond - Mr. Doolan
- Jack MacGowran - Joe O'Connor
- Eddie Byrne - Mickey Hart
- Philip O'Flynn - Paddy Ryan
- Harold Goldblatt - Police Inspector
- Pauline Delaney - Mrs. Wall
- Godfrey Quigley - Tom Reilly
- Irene Browne - Mrs. Manning ffrench
- Joan Phillips - Sheila O'Flynn
Bosley Crowther in The New York Times gave the film a mixed review though he added that, "we must say, John Gregson goes at the title role of the happy young bachelor dustman with a lively good nature and comic will"; while Tony Sloman in the Radio Times gave the piece three out of five stars, calling it "really quite charming"; and Allmovie found the film "Stronger on characterisation than plot," noting that "The film is at its best when the camera roams around the misty streets of Dublin, and at its worst when it pauses for sentiment."
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