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Captain Lightfoot (1955)

A pair of Irish rebels have swashbuckling adventures in 1815.

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Michael Martin
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Aga Doherty
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Kathleen Ryan ...
Lady Anne More
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Callahan
Denis O'Dea ...
Regis Donnell
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Captain Hood
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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
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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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El patriota  »

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Finnish censorship visa # 042837. See more »

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Referenced in Thunderbolt and Lightfoot (1974) See more »

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Kate Kearney
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Thunderbolt and Lightfoot.
13 April 2009 | by See all my reviews

This is not really a drama;this is not a story of sound and fury either. Sirk's swashbuckler is a bit tongue-in -cheek .He often makes a fool of his hero (Rock Hudson ,his favourite actor ,he will be featured in many other Sirk works including the stunning "magnificent obsession" and "written on the wind" ): he tries to help captain Thunderbolt to escape and ends up himself in prison;on the roof he unintentionally rings the bell.Barbara Rush (another Sirk's favourite:she will team up with Hudson again in " Taza" and "obsession")gets a good whacking.The political side remains vague and neither the Irish nor the English seem to take it seriously although it's not really a comedy.But the main interest is the splendid cinematography ,the marvelous landscapes :the scene when Lightfoot and Regis try to escape and end up in the river is masterfully filmed.There's something nonchalant ,which makes "captain Lightfoot" a distant cousin of "a scandal in Paris" (1946) in Sirk's filmography.

That said,it's entertaining but I do not think that it ranks with the director's best films.


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