Broth of a Boy (1959)





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Broth of a Boy is an even-keel film version of a play by Irish dramatist Hugh Leonard. Barry Fitzgerald plays the world's oldest man, a taciturn centenarian Irishman. Media representatives converge on Fitzgerald's village on the occasion of the old coot's 110th birthday. The eager TV exec who stages the event discovers that damage control is definitely in order: not only is Fitzgerald a widely despised poacher, but he also truculently refuses to participate in the ceremony. Broth of a Boy is a pleasant, easygoing satire of exploitive journalism--a target that is as viable today as it was in 1959.
Comedy , Drama
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Emmet Dalton Productions


Barry Fitzgerald
as Patrick Farrell
Harry Brogan
as Willie Farrell
Tony Wright
as Tony Randall
June Thorburn
as Silin Lehane
Eddie Golden
as Martin Lehane
Maire Keane
as Molly Lehane
Godfrey Quigley
as Desmond Phillips
Bart Bastable
as Clooney
Cecil Barror
as O'Shaughnessy
Josephine Fitzgerald
as Mrs. O'Shaughnessy
Philip O'Flynn
as Father Carey
Bill Foley
as Connolly
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