Review: Juno and the Paycock (UK 1930)

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Social tragi-comedy based on a play about a poor Dublin family with a blustering father who come into a brief payday, set against the backdrop of the Irish Civil War. The material doesn’t really suit Hitchcock, and only really comes to life in the florid dialogue which was likely lifted from the play and in the central performances of ne’er-do-wells Jack Boyle and Joxer (the men in this film are uniformly awful human beings). For completists only.

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