Young Cassidy 57 years old

He's a brawling, sprawling giant - on the make for fame and fortune and then some!

In Dublin circa 1911, John Cassidy (Rod Taylor), an impoverished idealist, whose ambitions are restricted by the demands of looking after his family, journeys through the social injustices of Dublin life, involving himself with the rowdy tramway-men strike, dawdling with prostitute Daisy Battles (Julie Christie), and seeking a better life. He falls in love with bookshop assistant Nora (Dame Maggie Smith) who encourages him toward a life of writing. Finding success at the Abbey Theatre, his unorthodox views estrange him from family, friends, and his own past.

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Young Cassidy Cast

Name Character
Maggie Smith She was 30, now 87 years old as Nora
Rod Taylor He was 35, 84 years old when he died as John Cassidy
Michael Redgrave He was 56, 77 years old when he died as W.B. Yeats
Siân Phillips She was 31, now 89 years old as Ella
Jack MacGowran He was 46, 54 years old when he died as Archie
Edith Evans She was 77, 88 years old when she died as Lady Gregory
Flora Robson She was 62, 82 years old when she died as Mrs. Cassidy
Julie Christie She was 24, now 82 years old as Daisy Battles
T. P. McKenna He was 35, 81 years old when he died as Tom

Young Cassidy Crew

Name Department
Edward Scaife as Director of Photography. He was 52 (82) years old when He died Camera
Edward Joseph as Production Supervisor. Production
Maude Onslow as Hairstylist. Costume & Make-Up
Anne V. Coates as Editor. She was 39 (92) years old when She died Editing
Jack Cardiff as Director. He was 50 (94) years old when He died Directing
Miriam Brickman as Casting. She was 48 (60) years old when She died Production
Margaret Furse as Costume Design. She was 54 (63) years old when She died Costume & Make-Up
Seán O'Casey as Author. He was 84 (84) years old when He died Writing
John Whiting as Screenplay. He was 47 (45) years old when He died Writing
John Quested as Assistant Director. He was 30 (now 87) years old Directing
Robert Emmett Ginna as Producer. Production
Young Cassidy poster
Young Cassidy (57 years)

He's a brawling, sprawling giant - on the make for fame and fortune and then some!

  • Release day: Thursday, February 25, 1965
  • Runtime: 110 minutes