Three vignettes of old Irish country life, based on a series of short stories. In "The Majesty of the Law," a police officer must arrest a very old-fashioned, traditional fellow for assault... See full summary »
Aboard the freighter Glencairn, the lives of the crew are lived out in fear, loneliness, suspicion and cameraderie. The men smuggle drink and women aboard, fight with each other, spy on each other, comfort each other as death approaches, and rescue each other from danger.Written by
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The song "Harbor Lights" used as background music in this film, was a major record hit for numerous artists in the 1940s and 50s; including Sammy Kaye, Guy Lombardo, Bing Crosby, Ray Anthony, Ralph Flanagan, The Platters, Vera Lynn and The Ink Spots. See more »
Aboard the Amindra the deck cargo of oil drums sound empty and move around during the fight. In addition they are not lashed down with cargo netting making them a hazard to the ship and crew if they sail through rough seas. See more »
Traditional Irish Jig
[Played aboard ship by John Qualen on flute and others. Danced to by the crewmen and the bumboat girls. Reprised at Joe's Bar with John Qualen on flute] See more »
One of Ford's better (and lesser known) films, notable for the restraint exercised towards the characters and story. It is about a ship traveling through dangerous waters to bring war supplies to besieged England, and centers on the conflicts, dreams and sufferings of the sailors who inhabit the ship. Wayne does a good job as the big Swede, mostly by not talking much. Ward Bond does a great job with his death scene. It was cool how Ford allowed the audience to become more and more annoyed and frustrated as the situation at the film's climax reaches its conclusion.
Not market with the overbearing sentiment that hobbles so much of Ford's output (IMHO).
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