Girl with Green Eyes

Girl with Green Eyes

Desmond Davis (1963)

PG Certificate


Our Score
Adapted by Edna O'Brien from her novel, The Lonely Girl, this sensitive tale of opposites is blessed with a highly literate script and affecting performances. 1960s starlets Rita Tushingham and Lynn Redgrave play the shopgirls who share a room but little else, until they meet shy and retiring writer Peter Finch. The decline in their relationship, as it transpires that he prefers the mousey Tushingham to the blowsy Redgrave, is conveyed with great skill. Debutant director Desmond Davis wisely allows the cast to go about their business and captures the atmosphere of Dublin with the eye of an experienced cinematographer.


A naive Irish girl leaves her father's Co Clare farm to work in Dublin, where she shares a flat with a co-worker. Both women fall in love with a middle-aged writer, which drives a wedge between them. Romantic drama, starring Rita Tushingham, Peter Finch, Lynn Redgrave and TP McKenna.

Cast & Crew

Actor Rita Tushingham
Actor Lynn Redgrave
Actor Peter Finch
Actor TP McKenna
Director Desmond Davis

Other Information

Language: EnglishBlack and whiteTheatrical distributor: Woodfall Prods LtdAvailable on: video