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Cradle of Genius is a 1961 Irish short documentary film directed by Paul Rotha on the history of the Abbey Theatre.[2] It was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Documentary Short.[3][dead link][4]

Cradle of Genius
Directed byPaul Rotha
Produced byTom Hayes
Jim O'Connor
CinematographyWolfgang Suschitzky
Distributed byRank Organisation[1]
Release date
  • 1961 (1961)
Running time
25 minutes



  1. ^ "Ingenious film-maker and tireless advocate of the Irish film industry". The Irish Times. Retrieved 23 February 2019.
  2. ^ O'Brien, Harvey (2004). The Real Ireland: The Evolution of Ireland in Documentary Film. Manchester University Press. p. 275. ISBN 978-0-7190-6907-9.
  3. ^ "NY Times: Cradle of Genius". NY Times. Retrieved 29 November 2008.
  4. ^ "The 34th Academy Awards (1962) Nominees and Winners". Retrieved 24 May 2019.

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