About

In the eighteenth century, in a small village in Ireland, Redmond Barry is a young farm boy in love with his cousin Nora Brady. When Nora engages to the British Captain John Quin, Barry challenges him for a duel of pistols. He wins and escapes to Dublin, but is robbed on the road. Without any other alternative, Barry joins the British Army to fight in the Seven Years War.

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Directed by

Stanley Kubrick

Written by

Stanley Kubrick (Screenplay)
William Makepeace Thackeray (Novel)

Runtime

185 minutes

Country

United States of America, United Kingdom

Language

English

Tagline

At long last Redmond Barry became a gentleman—and that was his tragedy.

Cast

Keywords

british army based on novel or book palace fencing epic debt ireland british soldier seven years war nobility prussia 18th century

Photos

Lists

#217 on IMDb top 250 IMDb

#51 on 1,000 greatest films They Shoot Pictures, Don't They?

#453 on 500 Essential Cult Movies Jennifer Eiss

1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die Steven Jay Schneider

Awards

Oscar for Best Cinematography John Alcott

Oscar for Best Art Direction-Set Decoration Ken Adam Roy Walker

Oscar for Best Costume Design Milena Canonero

Oscar for Best Music, Scoring Original Song Score and/or Adaptation