The great Gaels of Ireland are the men that God made mad.  For all their wars are merry, and all their songs are sad.”  The 1970 film Ryan’s Daughter is one tragic anthem.  While the war might be far away for the small Irish village, Sarah Miles plays Rosy Ryan, a married woman who falls for a British officer during the Easter Rising in 1916.  Inevitably, things do not go well.  Controversial and depressing, it’s the epitome of an Irish epic.  Here, Rosy is wearing a plain, long-sleeved white shirt, dark turn-of-the-century boots, a long black skirt and some great accessories!  She’s also sporting a lengthy silver chain, a straw hat adorned with white roses (inspired by her name?), and delicate black lace gloves that match her iconic white parasol with black lace trim.  In the opening scene, Rosy’s parasol blows away while walking along the shore, and is caught by the local priest and village idiot, which serves as a foreshadowing for the tale about to unfold…


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