The Luck of Ginger Coffey (1964)





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Ginger Coffey (Robert Shaw) is an out-of-work Irish immigrant who moves to Montreal with his wife, Vera (Mary Ure), and teenage daughter, Paulie (Libby McClintock), in hopes of a better life. After six months, the family fortunes have not changed, and Vera and Paulie beg Ginger to return to Ireland. He lands a job as a proofreader with a newspaper, but Vera and Paulie move out when Vera realizes his 45 dollar-a-week paycheck will not suffice. Ginger quits his second job as a laundry-truck driver and pins all his hopes on becoming a reporter. Paulie comes back to live with him, but Ginger is fired at the paper and sinks deeper into alcoholism and depression. ~ Dan Pavlides, Rovi
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Robert Shaw
as Ginger Coffey
Mary Ure
as Vera Coffey
Liam Redmond
as MacGregor
Tom Harvey
as Joe McGlade
Libby McClintock
as Paulie Coffey
Leo Leyden
as Brott
Leslie Yeo
as Stan Melton
Jacques Godin
as Policeman
Sydney Brown
as Old Billy
Juliette Huot
as Mme. Beaulieu
Paul Herbert
as Court Clerk
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