This Other Eden (film)

This Other Eden is a 1959 Irish comedy drama film directed by Muriel Box and starring Audrey Dalton, Leslie Phillips and Niall MacGinnis.[1]

This Other Eden
Directed byMuriel Box
Produced byMuriel Box
Alec C. Snowden
Written byBlanaid Irvine
Patrick Kirwan
Based onthe Abbey Theatre play by Louis D'alton
StarringAudrey Dalton
Leslie Phillips
Niall MacGinnis
Geoffrey Golden
Music byLambert Williamson
CinematographyGerald Gibbs
Edited byHenry Richardson
Emmett Dalton Productions
Distributed byRegal Films International (UK)
Release date
  • 1959 (1959)
Running time
80 minutes


A small Irish provincial town wants to erect a statue to an Irish Republican Army (IRA) man, killed during the Irish War for Independence. However, the son of the Colonel who killed the rebel objects.


Critical reception

TV Guide noted, "this unlikely subject for a comedy is slanted in favor of the British".[3] David Parkinson in the Radio Times called it "a curious film for Leslie Phillips to find himself in, this is an overwrought tale about the emotions that erupt when the statue of a long-dead IRA hero is blown up in the square of a sleepy Irish village....Phillips is fine...He is adequately supported by Audrey Dalton as his lover and Norman Rodway...but the film lacks the power of such Hollywood lynch dramas as Fritz Lang's Fury or William A Wellman's The Ox-Bow Incident."[4]


  1. "This Other Eden (1959)". BFI.
  2. This Other Eden (1959), retrieved 2018-08-30
  3. "This Other Eden".
  4. David Parkinson. "This Other Eden". RadioTimes.

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