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The Lonely Passion of Judith Hearne (1987)

A middle-aged spinster falls in love with a fellow resident of her boardinghouse, who mistakenly believes she has the money to help him start a new business.

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Won 1 BAFTA Film Award. Another 2 wins & 2 nominations. See more awards »

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Aunt D'Arcy
Marie Kean ...
Mrs. Rice
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Alan Devlin ...
Father Quigley
Rudi Davies ...
Mary
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Moira O'Neill
Aine Ni Mhuiri ...
Edie Marinan
Sheila Reid ...
Miss Friel
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Mr. Lenehan
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Martina Stanley ...
Sister Mary-Paul
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Mrs. Mullen
Frank Egerton ...
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A penniless middle-aged spinster scrapes by giving piano lessons in the Dublin of the 1950s. She makes a sad last bid for love with a fellow resident of her rundown boarding house, who imagines she has the money to bankroll the business he hopes to open. Written by Morganalee

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A Paixão Solitária de Judith Hearne  »

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$523,091
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The movie's closing credits dedication states that the picture is in "Memory of Ramon Gow who died during the making of this film". Gow was a hair stylist / hair dresser in the make-up department. See more »

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References Samson and Delilah (1949) See more »

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WHEN YOU'RE SMILING
Mark Fisher - Joe Goodwin - Larry Shay
(c) 1928 B. Feldman & Co Ltd
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A Moving Film
21 November 2003 | by See all my reviews

Why isn't this available on DVD? What is wrong with the studios? This is a very moving film. It is not entirely faithful to the wonderful book on which it is based, but that doesn't matter. It captures the lonely desperation of the characters, especially Judith. Ah, this is a sad film. It is a marvelous, sad movie, and it has two of the best actors ever -- Maggie Smith and the incomparable Bob Hoskins. Please -- release this on DVD!


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