The Playboy Of The Western World

1962 British comedy film.

The Playboy Of The Western World

The Playboy Of The Western World

Brian Desmond Hurst adapts and directs JM Synge's legendary comedy in what was to be the final film of a highly successful career stretching back to the mid-1930s.

Featuring stunning cinematography of County Kerry by multiple Oscar-winner Geoffrey Unsworth and a memorable soundtrack from influential composer Seán O Riada, The Playboy Of The Western World stars Siobhán McKenna and Gary Raymond alongside a host of players from Dublin's Abbey Theatre. It is featured here as a brand new high definition transfer from original film elements in its original theatrical aspect ratio.

Weary and dishevelled, Christy Mahon stumbles into a remote inn on the Irish coast and tells anyone who'll listen how he's murdered his tyrannous father with a spade. As he enthrals the locals and charms the girls, his tale growing in its telling... until the day Christy's father turns up and he's not as dead as expected!

First released: Monday 10th May 2021

  • Distributor: Network
  • Region: B
  • Discs: 1
  • Minutes: 100
  • Subtitles: English
  • Catalogue: 7958356
  • Distributor: Network
  • Region: 2
  • Discs: 1
  • Minutes: 95
  • Subtitles: English
  • Catalogue: 7956160