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Inspired by a custody case brought before the Irish courts in 1955, Desmond Doyle is a father fighting for the custody of his three children after abandonment by their mother. Due to the Irish law of the time, children could not be raised by one parent in what the courts considered a broken home, thus allowing the Doyle children to be placed in church run orphanages, where neglect and cruelty were not out of the ordinary. Desmond will take his fight to the highest courts to win their freedom.
Publisher: [Chicago, Illinois] : Olive Films, [2017]
Branch Call Number: DVD FIC E
Characteristics: video file,DVD video,region 1,rda
1 videodisc (95 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in


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Aug 19, 2014

Evelyn is based on a true story of a father who did not heed the word "no" when the Irish government told him he could not raise his children. The actors do a great job especially Sophie Vavasseur as Evelyn. Heartwarming story.

Feb 14, 2014

This movie, loosely based on a true story, came out in 2002. Sophie Vavasseur stars as Evelyn, the little girl sent to an orphanage . Her father Desmond Doyle is played by Pierce Brosnan and the cast includes Juliana Margulies, Alan Bates, Aiden Quinn and Stephen Rea.It is Irish to the core and tells of the struggle of Desmond Doyle against the power of the Catholic Church and Government to have the Provisions of The Children's Act of 1941 repealed so that he could re-unite his family after their mother ran off to Australia.. A moving and inspirational film.

Mar 12, 2012

Slow but interesting true account of how a down and out Irishman took on the legal system and won.


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