Ryan's DaughterRyan's Daughter
is a 1970
film which tells the story of an Irish
girl who has an affair with an English
soldier during World War I
, despite opposition from her nationalist neighbors. It stars Robert Mitchum
, Trevor Howard
, Christopher Jones, John Mills
, Leo McKern
and Sarah Miles
The movie was written by Robert Bolt and directed by David Lean.
It won Academy Awards for Best Actor in a Supporting Role (John Mills) and Best Cinematography. It was nominated for Best Actress in a Leading Role (Sarah Miles) and Best Sound.
John Mills played a mute in the film. For his Oscar acceptance speech, he bowed without saying a word.