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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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Hugh Davin
Kathleen Ryan ...
Anne Killain
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Capt. Charles C. Boycott
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Watty Connell
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Father McKeogh
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Daniel McGinty
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Mark Killain
Maureen Delaney ...
Mrs. Davin
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Sean Kerin
Liam Gaffney ...
Michael Fagan
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Martin Egan
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Sgt. Dempsey
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Robert Hogan

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Fact-based historical drama about the Irish farmer rebellion against the landed and privileged class. In 1880, prominent Irish politician Charles Stewart Parnell, President of the Irish Land League which represented tenants' rights, held a public speech against the landlords. In his fiery speech, Parnell urged shunning the landlords rather than killing them. One of the worst landlords, Captain Charles Boycott, lived in County Mayo and charged extortionate rents from his tenants and sharecroppers. In case of late payment, Captain Boycott forcibly evicted his tenants using the constabulary force or the army. Farmer Hugh Davin advocated the use of force rather than the passive resistance advocated by Irish politician Parnell. However, Parnell pertinently commented that use of force against the landlords will invite reprisals from the part of the army and the police. In the end, the farmers and those already evicted from their homes decide to give Parnell's idea a try. As part of their ... Written by nufs68

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Capitão Boycott  »

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$1,000,000 (estimated)
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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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God Save Ireland
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Arranged by William Alwyn
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The 34 Year Old Stewart Granger
4 November 2003 | by (London, England) – See all my reviews

This was the film that caught the eye of Hollywood. The Americans saw a tall, dark and fairly handsome man that could lead their movies.

The best thing that happened to Granger in the 1940's was being teamed up with James Mason as his nemesis. Granger was the protagonist and Mason was the sinister antagonist whom we had sympathy for.


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