The Hands of Cormac Joyce
Directed byFielder Cook
Written byThomas Rickman
Based onnovel by Leonard Wibberley
Produced byFred L Engel
StarringStephen Boyd
Colleen Dewhurst
Cyril Cusack
Dominic Guard
Enid Lorimer
Production
companies
Crawford Productions
Hallmark Hall of Fame
Release date
1972
Running time
72 mins
CountriesAustralia
US
LanguageEnglish

The Hands of Cormac Joyce is a 1972 made-for-television movie (Hallmark Hall of Fame) directed by Fielder Cook.

Plot

A proud fisherman off the Irish Coast fights to save his land from an approaching storm as other villagers evacuate to the mainland.[1]

Cast

Production

The film was a U.S.-Australian co-production. It was shot in Australia with Phillip Island substituting for Aran Island.[2] Many of the crew had worked on the TV show Homicide, but some of them had to be replaced during the shoot as it was realised they did not have the experience to make a 35mm film shot on location.[3]

References

  1. ^ Ed. Scott Murray, Australia on the Small Screen 1970-1995, Oxford Uni Press, 1996 p76
  2. ^ "Cormac Joyce Casts a Shadow", The Age - 28 Jun 1973 accessed 7 July 2013
  3. ^ Sue Milliken, Selective Memory: A Life in Film, Hybrid 2013 p 47-48