Girl with Green Eyes by Desmond Davis |Desmond Davis, Peter Finch, Rita Tushingham, Lynn Redgrave | 27616872999 | DVD | Barnes & Noble
Girl with Green Eyes

Girl with Green Eyes

Director: Desmond Davis

Cast: Desmond Davis, Peter Finch, Rita Tushingham, Lynn Redgrave

     
 

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Rita Tushingham was propelled into stardom with The Girl with Green Eyes. She plays a gawky young rural Irish girl who takes a room with a wise-cracking Dublin lass (Lynn Redgrave). Enter a middle-aged writer (Peter Finch), who makes a beeline for the shy, lonely Tushingham--completely ignoring her more worldly roommate. Girl with Green Eyes was

Overview

Rita Tushingham was propelled into stardom with The Girl with Green Eyes. She plays a gawky young rural Irish girl who takes a room with a wise-cracking Dublin lass (Lynn Redgrave). Enter a middle-aged writer (Peter Finch), who makes a beeline for the shy, lonely Tushingham--completely ignoring her more worldly roommate. Girl with Green Eyes was liberally based upon Edna O'Brien's novella The Lonely Girl. With this one film, Rita Tushingham not only became bankable, but also what is known as a "critic's darling," meaning that she could do no wrong in the eyes of certain male reviewers. The bloom was off the rose fairly quickly, and soon Ms. Tushingham found herself contractually committed to one second-string project after another, including an ill-advised reteaming with actress Lynn Redgrave and director Desmond Davis in the resistible Smashing Time (67).

Editorial Reviews

All Movie Guide - Craig Butler
Girl With Green Eyes is a small, quiet little gem of a picture. It's not a great, life-changing "drama for the ages," but it's a haunting small film that lingers pleasantly in the mind long after the last frame. Desmond Davis' directorial debut is surprisingly assured; it straddles the worlds of 1960s British kitchen-sink realism and the French nouvelle vague and yet manages to reconcile the differences between these two schools into a coherent whole. There's a refreshing poetry to Girl, both in the simple language and in the visual compositions that Davis employs. It's a poetry that both wounds and heals. The screenplay does a fine job of setting up its situations, establishing its characters, and then letting things head where they need to go. Best of all, Girl gives us the delicious Rita Tushingham in one of her best roles, full of both life and delicacy and coming across as charming without ever being artificial. Peter Finch is a bit off his form, but Lynn Redgrave is right on the money all the way through. Girl With Green Eyes is a lovely film whose flaws are easily forgiven.

Product Details

Release Date:
02/05/2002
UPC:
0027616872999
Original Release:
1964
Rating:
NR
Source:
Mgm (Video & Dvd)
Region Code:
1
Presentation:
[B&W, Wide Screen]
Sound:
[Dolby Digital Mono]
Time:
1:32:00

Special Features

Original theatrical trailer; English mono; English, French & Spanish language subtitles

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Peter Finch Eugene Gaillard
Rita Tushingham Kate Brady
Lynn Redgrave Baba Brenan
Marie Kean Josie Hannigan
Julian Glover Malachi Sullivan
T.P. McKenna Priest
Lislott Goettinger Joanna
Patrick Laffan Bertie Counihan
Eileen Crowe Mrs. Byrne
May Craig Aunt
Joe Lynch Andy Devlin
Yolande Turner Mary
Harry Brogan Jack Holland
Michael O'Brian Lodger
Michael Hennessy Davey
David Kelly Ticket Collector
Oliver Macgreevy Duggan
Arthur O'Sullivan Mr. Brady
Joseph O'Donnell Patrick Devlin

Technical Credits
Desmond Davis Director
John Addison Score Composer,Musical Direction/Supervision
Stephen Dalby Sound/Sound Designer
Antony Gibbs Editor
Barbara Gillett Costumes/Costume Designer
Bob Lawrence Makeup
Oscar Lewenstein Producer
Dennis C. Lewiston Camera Operator
Ted Marshall Art Director
Roy Millichip Asst. Director
Edna O'Brien Screenwriter
Tony Richardson Executive Producer
Brian Smedley-Aston Editor
Manny Wynn Cinematographer

Scene Index

Side #1 --
1. Main Title/Out
2. Boy Crazy
3. Cup of Tea
4. Big-Eyed Lemur
5. Hitched
6. Getaway
7. Green Eyes
8. Time for Bed
9. Rescued
10. Home in Time
11. Escape
12. Intrusion
13. Married at Heart
14. Dinner Guests
15. Letter From Laura
16. Changed/End Credits

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