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Captain Lightfoot (1955)

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A pair of Irish rebels have swashbuckling adventures in 1815.

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Michael Martin
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Aga Doherty
Jeff Morrow ...
John Doherty, aka Capt. Thunderbolt
Kathleen Ryan ...
Lady Anne More
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Callahan
Denis O'Dea ...
Regis Donnell
Geoffrey Toone ...
Captain Hood
Hilton Edwards ...
Lord Glen
Sheila Brennan ...
Waitress
Harry Goldblatt ...
Brady
Charles B. Fitzsimons ...
Dan Shanley (as Charles FitzSimons)
Christopher Casson ...
Lord Clonmell
Philip O'Flynn ...
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Tim Keenan
Kenneth MacDonald ...
Desmond (High Steward) (as Kenneth Mac Donald)
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In 1815, Michael Martin, member of an Irish revolutionary society, turns highwayman to support it, and is forced to flee into outlawry. In Dublin, he meets famous rebel "Captain Thunderbolt" and becomes his second-in-command, "Lightfoot." 'Tis a perilous life, with captures, turncoats, rescues, and romance. Written by Rod Crawford <puffinus@u.washington.edu>

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26 March 1955 (USA)  »

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Inspired Michael Cimino to write the film "Thunderbolt and Lightfoot" with Clint Eastwood and Jeff Bridges. See more »

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Classic Historical Romantic Drama.
26 November 2002 | by (Los Angeles, California) – See all my reviews

Set in Ireland in 1815, this magnificent Technicolor production is full of romance, intrigue, action and adventure. The three principals in the cast, Rock Hudson, Barbara Rush and Jeff Morrow, all shine in this studio vehicle for young star Rock Hudson, who is terrific in the title role, with style, sex appeal, and a good Irish accent (Hudson was full-blood Irish, his real name was Roy Fitzgerald). Jeff Morrow, also an Irishman in real life, was especially good in one of his greatest roles as Captain Thunderbolt, leader of the Irish resistance against the British dragoons, sent to occupy Ireland by the British crown; Morrow had to take lessons to learn how to swordfight from Basil Rathbone. Filmed almost entirely on location in Ireland, this was one of the first Universal pictures to be filmed away from Hollywood. A fine, rousing adventure and a warm, sensitive romance. One of the best films made by the producer-director team of Ross Hunter and Douglas Sirk. Sadly, many Universal pictures of the 1950s and 1960s are still unavailable on home video. Universal should be ashamed of themselves for not releasing this great film on video, and a wide-screen letterbox version on DVD as well. Ay, tis the luck o' the Irish.


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