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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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Although "The O'Flynn" was apparently a working title for this movie, prints were distributed under that title, as well as under the film's final release title "The Fighting O'Flynn". See more »

Crazy Credits

At the end of the movie, the four stars, Douglas Fairbanks, Jr., Helena Carter, Richard Greene and Patricia Medina, face the camera and bow to the audience. See more »

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

Soundtracks

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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