Studs Lonigan (1960)





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Based on James T. Farrell's classic fictional trilogy, this watered-down adaptation tells the tale of troubled Irish American youth as he struggles to grow up amidst the poverty of Chicago's South Side.
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Jack Nicholson
as Weary Reilly
Judy Howard
as Girls at Wild Party
Jay C. Flippen
as Father Gilhooey
Jack Kruschen
as Charlie the Greek
Helen Westcott
as Miss Julia Miller
Carolyn Craig
as Catherine Banahan
Frank Gorshin
as Kenny Killarney
Dick Foran
as Patrick Lonigan
Christopher Knight
as Studs Lonigan
Venetia Stevenson
as Lucy Scanlon
George Keymas
as Gangster
Katherine Squire
as Mrs. Lonigan
Steven Ritch
as Gangster
Stanley Adams
as Gangster
Phil Arnold
as Dentist
Madame Spivy
as Mother Josephine
Casey MacGregor
as Policeman
Kathie Browne
as Girls at Wild Party
Brian O'Hara
as Funeral Mourner
John Graham
as Judge
Susanne Sidney
as New Year's Eve Party Girl
Jim Drum
as Jim Doyle
Don Garrett
as Policeman
Mavis Neal
as Mrs. Haggerty
Robert Casper
as Paulie Haggerty
Suzi Carnell
as Eileen
James Drum
as Jim Doyle
Rita Duncan
as Kitty
Lorelei Vitek
as Girls at Wild Party
Kathy Johnson
as Frances Lonigan
Opal Euard
as Mrs. Reilly
Josie Lloyd
as New Year's Eve Party Girl
Val Hidey
as Burlesque Stripper
Ben Gary
as Various Roles
Marty Crail
as Bartender
Darlene Hendrix
as New Year's Eve Party Girl
Elaine Walker
as Girls at Wild Party
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All Critics (2) | Top Critics (1)

Clearly, Lerner didn't have the resources to do Farrell's characters and milieu justice, but it's an honorable low-budget effort ... and there are a few passages of daring editing that indicate what the film was aiming for.

Full Review… | May 10, 2015
New Yorker
Top Critic

To cheer things up, a contrived happy ending is attached.

Full Review… | April 26, 2016
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