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Captain Boycott (1947)

Approved | | Drama, History | 1948 (Austria)
In 1880 Ireland, poor farmers rebel against the abuses of their British landlords.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Hugh Davin
Kathleen Ryan ...
Anne Killain
Cecil Parker ...
Capt. Charles C. Boycott
Mervyn Johns ...
Watty Connell
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Father McKeogh
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Daniel McGinty
Niall MacGinnis ...
Mark Killain
Maureen Delaney ...
Mrs. Davin
Eddie Byrne ...
Sean Kerin
Liam Gaffney ...
Michael Fagan
Liam Redmond ...
Martin Egan
Edward Lexy ...
Sgt. Dempsey
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Bernadette O'Farrell ...
Mrs. Fagan
Harry Webster ...
Robert Hogan
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In 1880 Ireland, poor farmers rebel against the abuses of their British landlords.

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Drama | History

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Capitão Boycott  »

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1.37 : 1
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Stuntman Paddy Ryan was paid approximately 40 pounds for doing one day's work on this movie, according to an article in Picture Post, 15 March 1947. See more »

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The Girl I Left Behind
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Arranged by William Alwyn
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Wow...this film actually made me learn stuff!
14 August 2013 | by (Bradenton, Florida) – See all my reviews

"Captain Boycott" is a film that caught me by surprise. I thought it would be a nice adventure story starring Stewart Granger...period. However, there was less adventure than I'd expected AND I ended up learning some cool history. As a retired history teacher, this was mega-cool (I cannot believe I just said 'mega-cool'....that is so unlike me). What I didn't realize is that the film is about the origination of the term 'boycott'...and that boycotts are named after someone...a very jerky someone at that!

The story is set in Ireland in the 19th century. Considering the potato blight had decimated the population (many migrating abroad and many simply dying of starvation), it's no wonder that the story is very pro-Irish--the 19th century was certainly bad for them. What made it worse were jerk-face (I cannot believe I just said 'jerk-face') landlords who responded to this poverty by evicting the tenant farmers--thus increasing the misery. Fed up with one particularly nasty landlord, Captain Boycott (that was his real-life name!), the Irish set about stopping these excesses through the use of boycotts! Watch the film to see what all this is about and if you like history lessons, you'll probably enjoy this surprisingly interesting and well made film. Worth a look.


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