The Luck of Ginger Coffey


1h 40m 1964

Film Details

Genre
Drama
Adaptation
Release Date
Jan 1964
Premiere Information
New York opening: 21 Sep 1964
Production Company
Crawley Films; Irvin Kershner; Leon Roth
Distribution Company
Continental Distributing, Inc.
Country
United States
Screenplay Information
Based on the novel The Luck of Ginger Coffey by Brian Moore (Boston, 1960).

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 40m
Sound
Mono
Color
Black and White

Synopsis

Thirty-nine-year-old Ginger Coffey, unable to hold a job in his native Ireland, emigrates to Canada with his wife, Vera, and his 14-year-old daughter, Paulie. He is no more successful there, and Vera, having saved enough money, wishes to return home. When Ginger spends the passage money, Vera takes Paulie and leaves. Paulie soon returns to live with Ginger, and he takes two jobs--newspaper proofreading at night and delivering laundry during the day--to support her. Believing that he will be promoted to a reporter's job at the newspaper, Ginger turns down a good offer at the laundry, but he is fired from the newspaper. Meanwhile, he has convinced Vera to return to him temporarily because he finds it difficult to control Paulie. Discouraged because he is not working, Ginger gets drunk and is arrested. The case is dismissed, and Vera is waiting for Ginger outside the courthouse.

Film Details

Genre
Drama
Adaptation
Release Date
Jan 1964
Premiere Information
New York opening: 21 Sep 1964
Production Company
Crawley Films; Irvin Kershner; Leon Roth
Distribution Company
Continental Distributing, Inc.
Country
United States
Screenplay Information
Based on the novel The Luck of Ginger Coffey by Brian Moore (Boston, 1960).

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 40m
Sound
Mono
Color
Black and White

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Trivia

Notes

Location scenes filmed in Montreal. Released in Canada in 1964.

Miscellaneous Notes

Released in United States 1964

Released in United States September 1999

Shown at Toronto International Film Festival (Special Presentation) September 9-18, 1999.

An Irish family emigrate to Montreal in search of a better life and fall upon hard luck.

Released in United States 1964

Released in United States September 1999 (Shown at Toronto International Film Festival (Special Presentation) September 9-18, 1999.)