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The Irish in Film
A Complete List of Irish Films

 Title  Conductor 1492 (silent)
Silent films featuring the Irish, like this one, were ubiquitous in the early years of film making. Stereotyping was the norm for all nationalities. It helped convey the message in the silent era. And, since so many films featured the Irish, the Irish stereotyping is rampant in early film. Here, our hero just off the boat from Ireland, lands a job in a trolley company using his Irish connections. Inept, but hard working, he makes his way and his fortune in short order. He marries the rich girl only to find she also had poor Irish roots. Though pretty tame throughout, this film pokes fun at the Irish stereotype in the last scene when our hero returns in triumph to Ireland. When asked what he's brought them he hands out enough boxing gloves for the whole village and all the men, woman, and children immediately have at it. Link to reviews Click picture
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 Year   1924      Type   comedy    Rating   NR
 Director   Charles Hines  Writer  Johnny Hines
 Cast  Johnny Hines, Doris May, Dan Mason, Ruth Renick, Robert Cain,
  Fred Esmelton

 

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