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After World War I Irish rebels launch an uprising with the aim of creating an Irish republic, independent of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland. One of the rebellion's leaders ... See full summary »

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Helen Drummond
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Dennis Riordan
Karen Morley ...
Cathleen O'Brien
Henry Stephenson ...
Lord Athleigh
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Capt. Gerald Preston
Jerome Cowan ...
Tim O'Rourke
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Liam Burke
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Jerry O'Brien (as Ra Hould)
Granville Bates ...
Ryan
P.J. Kelly ...
Rooney
Leo McCabe ...
Connor
Pat O'Malley ...
Patrick Callahan
Jack Mulhall ...
Casey
Claude King ...
Col. Loder
Wyndham Standing ...
Thornton
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After World War I Irish rebels launch an uprising with the aim of creating an Irish republic, independent of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland. One of the rebellion's leaders and a beautiful aristocratic Englishwoman meet and - despite the enormous class, cultural, political and social differences between them - fall in love. Written by frankfob2@yahoo.com

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irish republican army

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He's a Bloody Killer!

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27 February 1937 (Sweden)  »

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Geliebter Rebell  »

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Film debut of Jerome Cowan. See more »

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Despite the fact that the film takes place in the 1916-1922 era, all of Merle Oberon's clothing and hairstyles are strictly in the contemporary 1936 fashion. See more »

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Beloved Enemy-Woe to Wonderful Foe ***1/2
15 November 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Film loosely based on Irish revolutionary Michael Collins. They added romance to this 1936 picture, and even though it has been fictionalized, it's still a very good picture.

The chemistry between revolutionary Brian Aherne and Merle Oberon, the daughter of a British diplomat is just fine here. They meet by chance when Oberon accompanies her diplomatic father to Ireland for him to see what is going on.

There are some fine supporting performances here, especially by Henry Stephenson, as the diplomat, David Niven as an attaché and another gem role for Donald Crisp, as a militant revolutionary.

This love story brings out the futility of war and the famous line in Charles Dickens' "A Tale of Two Cities," in that every revolution breeds fanatics. How true.


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