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TitlePHILADELPHIA, HERE I COME!
Production companyMedow Films (Ireland) Ltd
Country of originUSA
ProducerQUESTED, John
DirectorQUESTED, John
Script/AdaptationFRIEL, Brian
PhotographyREED, Mike
LOVELL, Dudley
Sound recordingSAURIN, Liam
EditingCOOKE, Malcolm
Art directionSMITH, Herbert
Costume designMacAVIN, Josie
Executive producerNUSBAUM, Jane C.
Associate producerO'HARA, Gerry
Music composerWILKINSON, Marc
MANDELL, Bob
CastDonal McCann (Gar O'Donnell, public persona), Des Cave (Gar O'Donnell, private persona), Siobhan McKenna (Madge), Eamon Kelly (S B O'Donnell) Fidelma Murphy (Kate Doogan), Liam Redmond (Senator Doogan), Mavis Villiers (Liz Sweeney), Niall Toibm (Con Sweeney), Niall Buggy (Ned), Donal Cox, Pat Layde (Master Boyle), David Kelly (Canon Mick O'Byrne), Eamon Morrissey (Joe), Desmond Keogh (Doctor Francis King), 0 Z Whitehead (Ben Burton), Seamus Healy (fisherman), Danny Figgis (boy in shop), Donal Murray (young Gar).
Colourcol
Soundsound
Duration95
Release date1970
SummaryA young man, Gar O' Donnell, debates with his alter ego whether or not he should leave the depressing environment of his home town and migrate to stay with his aunt in Philadelphia. (V).
NoteFilmed on location in Ireland and at Ardmore Studios, Ireland.
Format35mm
LanguageEnglish
Production creditsp.c: Medow Films (Ireland) Ltd, p: John Quested, exec. p: Jane C Nusbaum, assoc. p: Gerry O'Hara, d: Quested, sc: Brian Friel from his own play Philadelphia Here I Come (1st perf. Dublin, 28/9/1964; publ. London: Faber and Faber Ltd, 1965), dop: Mike Reed, c. op: Dudley Lovell, art d: Herbert Smith, ed: Malcolm Cooke, m/m.c: Marc Wilkinson, song lyrics by: Petusha, songs sung by Hedley Kay, songs arrg/songs c: Bob Mandell, s: Liam Saurin, dub. mix: Gerry Humphreys, s. ed: Dino D Campo, cost/set dec: Josie MacAvin, cont: Joan Davis, a.d: Seamus Byrne, Redmond Morris, a. ed: Brian Peachey, ward: Jack Gallagher, make-up: Toni Delany, p. accnt: Richard dark, p.a: Susan driver, p. secretary: Shiriey Davis, p. exec: Diane N RoseNíeld.
LocationIreland
Genre/CategoryFeature Film Drama
Literary Adaptation
KeywordsEmigration
Irish-Americans

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