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Johnny Nobody (1961)

When the atheistic ranting of Irish-American author James Mulcahy upsets the inhabitants of the Irish village to which he has retired, a mob threatens him. But moments after he has dared ... See full summary »

Director:

Nigel Patrick

Writers:

Albert Z. Carr (story "The Trial of Johnny Nobody"), Patrick Kirwan
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Nigel Patrick ... Father Carey
Yvonne Mitchell ... Miss Floyd
William Bendix ... James Ronald Mulcahy
Aldo Ray ... Johnny Nobody
Cyril Cusack ... Prosecuting Counsel O'Brien
Bernie Winters Bernie Winters ... Photographer
Niall MacGinnis ... Defending Counsel Sullivan
Noel Purcell ... Brother Timothy
Eddie Byrne ... Landlord O'Connor
John Welsh ... Judge
Joe Lynch Joe Lynch ... Tinker
Jimmy O'Dea Jimmy O'Dea ... Postman Tim
J.G. Devlin J.G. Devlin ... Caretaker
Christopher Casson Christopher Casson ... Father Bernard
Michael Brennan Michael Brennan ... Supt. Lynch
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When the atheistic ranting of Irish-American author James Mulcahy upsets the inhabitants of the Irish village to which he has retired, a mob threatens him. But moments after he has dared God to strike him dead, a stranger appears and does so. The man, dubbed "Johnny Nobody" by the press, claims no knowledge of Mulcahy or even of himself. He asks the help of the village priest, Father Carey, in his upcoming trial for Mulcahy's murder. While the amnesiac Johnny goes to trial, Father Carey mulls questions of belief raised by the case. And then, the good father learns a little more about Johnny Nobody... Written by Jim Beaver <jumblejim@prodigy.net>

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He came from nowhere and killed a man he'd never seen!

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The Moonshiner
Words by Delia Murphy
Music based on an American folk tune
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This is another entry into film-noir of the 1950's.
26 June 2002 | by Peter22060See all my reviews

William Bendix gives another brilliant performance as a blasphemer. Aldo Ray performs in a strange and unique role. The conclusion of the film may not come close to Dietrich-Laughton in "Witness for the Prosecution", but one could see a comparison with the original "Bad Seed"


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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

23 November 1965 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Aftos pou den fovithike ton Theo See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Viceroy Films Ltd. See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (Westrex Recording System)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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