The Manions of America


2h 1981

Brief Synopsis

This handsome romantic drama chronicling the lives of two 19th-century families -- one Irish, the other English -- and the American family dynasties they began, was the collaborative work of daytime soap opera queen Agnes Nixon (creator of "All My Children" and "One Life to Live," among others) and

Film Details

Also Known As
Manions of America
Release Date
1981
Production Company
ABC Entertainment Group
Location
Dublin, Ireland

Technical Specs

Duration
2h

Synopsis

This handsome romantic drama chronicling the lives of two 19th-century families -- one Irish, the other English -- and the American family dynasties they began, was the collaborative work of daytime soap opera queen Agnes Nixon (creator of "All My Children" and "One Life to Live," among others) and British writer Rosemary Anne Sisson (creator of "Upstairs, Downstairs"). The three-part, six-hour saga, the work of two directors and three photographers, served ultimately to introduce to American audiences Irish actor Pierce Brosnan, playing Rory O'Manion, who rises from immigrant to successful Philadelphia businessman and Union Army Captain during the American Civil War. Filmed entirely in and around Dublin (which doubled for Philadelphia of the middle 1800s).

Film Details

Also Known As
Manions of America
Release Date
1981
Production Company
ABC Entertainment Group
Location
Dublin, Ireland

Technical Specs

Duration
2h

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Trivia

Miscellaneous Notes

Aired in United States October 1, 1981

Aired in United States October 2, 1981

Aired in United States September 30, 1981

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