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The Fighting O'Flynn (1949)

Approved | | Action, Adventure | 27 February 1949 (USA)
A swashbuckling Irishman opposes French agents during the Napoleonic wars.

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Helena Carter ...
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Lord Philip Sedgemonth
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Fancy Free
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Dooley
J.M. Kerrigan ...
Timothy
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Hendrigg
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The viceroy
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Gen. van Dronk
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Lt. Corpe
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Pat
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Jack
Patrick O'Moore ...
Maj. Steele
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Tavernkeeper
Leslie Denison ...
The Colonel
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O'Flynn, soldier of fortune, returns to Ireland during the Napoleonic wars just in time to save Lady Benedetta from robbers. But they pursue her to ruinous Castle O'Flynn, after secret papers she carries which would reveal Napoleon's plans to invade Ireland. The Napoleonic agents (and British traitors) will stop at nothing to gain their ends, but the swashbuckling exploits of the O'Flynn may be a match for them all Written by Rod Crawford <puffinus@u.washington.edu>

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"The Screen Guild Theater" broadcast a 30 minute radio adaptation of the movie on April 14, 1949 with Douglas Fairbanks Jr. and Helena Carter reprising their film roles of Flynn and Lady Benedetta. See more »

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Unusual for a movie as early as 1949, the cast lists and credits are presented at the end of the film. See more »

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Referenced in Columbo: How to Dial a Murder (1978) See more »

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IRISH RECRUITING SONG
(uncredited)
Music by Frank Skinner
Lyrics Jack Brooks
Sung by Douglas Fairbanks Jr.
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Unbuckle your swash and let the blarney fly as Fairbanks plays a ripsnorting Irish leader in the time of Napoleon.
9 June 2003 | by (Culpeper, VA) – See all my reviews

In this lively adventure, a daring Irish leader tires to keep Napoleon from invading Ireland. There is some worry that The Little Corporal will attempt to take over Erin. Fairbanks, equally adroit with a saber, a rapier, a shillelagh, or a kiss, does a splendid job in what is almost, but not quite, a satire of Errol Flynn and even Fairbanks himself in THE CORSICAN BROTHERS. Fairbanks is traveling to a castle he has inherited when he rescues Carter, daughter of Viceroy Hare, as her coach is being waylaid. Fairbanks leaps from horse to horse, roof to roof, heart to heart, and saves Ireland from the duplicity of Greene, who is Hare's assistant and in Napoleon's employ. Very enjoyable nonsense with lots of derring-do from Fairbanks in the kind of role his dad used to play.


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