Ryan’s Daughter
1970
**
Director: David Lean
Cast: Robert Mitchum, Trevor Howard, Sarah Miles, Christopher Jones, John Mills

David Lean’s Lawrence of Arabia and Doctor Zhivago were epic stories that needed to be painted on a large canvas, but this simple love triangle set in Ireland is laughably pompous and about an hour too long. The scenery is nice and the film won a deserved Oscar for its cinematography. John Mills was also awarded for his Academy friendly performance as a village simpleton.