How It’s New York: This 1922 film is partly set in New York, where the Irish emigrant protagonists make their new home in Amerikay; and what is more New York than that? The film has recently been acquired by the IFI Irish Film Archive from the Film Department of the Museum of Modern Art, which screened it in New York earlier this year, as part of Gabriel Byrne’s Revisiting the Quiet Man series (check out our report on that here, and you can listen to Gabriel talking about it here).
For all that Come On Over is as fake-Irish-twee as a bowl of leprechauns, it does this knowingly, and what it has in heart and spirit more than make up for it.
Things become a little muddled along the way, but by the time the narrative shifts from Ireland to New York, Irish eyes start smiling again, as she discovers that he has not forgotten their love.
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