Three vignettes of old Irish country life, based on a series of short stories. In "The Majesty of the Law," a police officer must arrest a very old-fashioned, traditional fellow for assault. The man's principles have the policeman and the whole village, including the man he slugged, sympathizing with him. "One Minute's Wait" is about an little train station and glimpses into the lives of the passengers, with a series of comic setups. The third piece is called "1921" and is about a condemned Irish nationalist and his daring escape. Tyrone Power introduces each story.

  1. John Ford


  2. Frank S. Nugent


Top Billed Cast

  1. Tyrone Power

    Tyrone Power

    Mickey J. - the poitín maker (1st Episode)

  2. Denis O'Dea

    Denis O'Dea

    The Police Sergeant

  3. Cyril Cusack

    Cyril Cusack

    The Inspector

  4. Noel Purcell

    Noel Purcell

    The Old Man

  5. Jack MacGowran

    Jack MacGowran

    Mickey J. - the poitín maker (1st Episode)

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Status Released

Release Information

  • August 10, 1957


Original Language English

Runtime 1h 21m

Budget -

Revenue -



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