Home Is The Hero

  • 1959
  • Movie
  • NR
  • Drama

Film version of a play that bombed on Broadway five years earlier. Macken (who wrote the play) returns home after five years in prison for killing a man. Both he and his family need to make adjustments; much has changed in his absence. Kennedy is the crippled son who helps the old man readjust to the world. With the exception of Kennedy, the players are...read more

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Film version of a play that bombed on Broadway five years earlier. Macken (who wrote the play) returns home after five years in prison for killing a man. Both he and his family need to make adjustments; much has changed in his absence. Kennedy is the crippled son who helps the old man

readjust to the world. With the exception of Kennedy, the players are from Dublin's Abbey Theater Company, where the play originated with much better success than in its New York run. The acting is consistently good. Macken plays his part well and we watch his growth with sympathy. Kennedy gives a

quiet dignity to his character in a sensitive performance. The ensemble creates a magical chemistry, making this a completely believable story. Cook has captured this element well with his direction and the film rarely disappoints.

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