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Guests of the Nation (1981)

Irish insurgents guard their British prisoners-of-war in a remote farmstead. Gradually the opposing soldiers come to respect, even like each other. This greatly worries Frank Callahan, the ... See full summary »

Director:

John J. Desmond (as John Desmond)

Writers:

Frank O'Connor (story), Neil McKenzie (play) | 1 more credit »
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Cast overview:
Frank Converse ... Barney Callahan
Richard Cottrell Richard Cottrell ... Noble
Charlie Stavola Charlie Stavola ... Hawkins
Nesbitt Blaisdell ... Belcher
Nicholas Kepros Nicholas Kepros ... Cooney
Tom Tammi ... Doody (as Tom V.V. Tammi)
Brian O'Mallon Brian O'Mallon ... Jeremiah Donovan
Estelle Parsons ... Kate O'Connell
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Irish insurgents guard their British prisoners-of-war in a remote farmstead. Gradually the opposing soldiers come to respect, even like each other. This greatly worries Frank Callahan, the Irish leader, because his prisoners may have to be killed in reprisal if the British execute two IRA soldiers as they threaten. Written by David Bassler

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Drama | War

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

9 February 1981 (USA) See more »

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Originally broadcast on Great Performances (1971). See more »

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A Faithful Television Adaptation!
1 July 2008 | by SylSee all my reviews

Guests of the Nation is about the British soldiers in Ireland. Frank Converse, a gifted actor, does a superb job in the leading role as Barney Callahan, an Irishman torn between love of country and duty towards it. Oscar Winner Estelle Parsons is almost unrecognizable with a near perfect Irish accent as Kate O'Donnell who treats the British soldiers with respect despite their presence as unwelcome intruders in her country. This Broadway Archives is not necessarily shot inside a studio entirely. They appeared to have filmed elsewhere like in a cemetery probably not Ireland on their budget in the opening segments. The story about the Irish and the British is never told often enough. I found this Broadway Archives theater showcase to be another great example of why we need it again.


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