Sean O'Casey: The Spirit of Ireland
Rod Taylor appears as himself in this short film, a behind-the-scenes
look at the making of "Young Cassidy."
Narrated by Herschel Bernardi, the film intersperses footage from "Young
Cassidy" with glimpses of the actors at work and play.
hails the Irish spirit and the poet/playwright Sean O'Casey, whose life
is depicted in "Young Cassidy." The voiceover also notes that the lead role was handled by "distinguished
Australian actor" Rod Taylor, who "absorbed"
all that he could from the locals in Dublin. (That description accompanies
Rod's real-life pub scene, pictured in the right-hand column.)
Another behind-the-scenes look shows Taylor interacting with director
Jack Cardiff as they prepare for the scene in which Cassidy hollers for
Nora (Maggie Smith) to come down out of her house. Maggie Smith appears
frequently throughout the short promotional film, in both behind-the-scenes and