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The Fighting Prince of Donegal (1966)

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After inheriting his father's title, the young noble Hugh O'Connell is taken hostage by the English viceroy but escapes to lead an uprising.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Peter McEnery ...
Hugh O'Donnell
Susan Hampshire ...
Kathleen McSweeney
Tom Adams ...
Henry O'Neill
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Captain Leeds
Norman Wooland ...
Sir John Perrott
Richard Leech ...
Phelim O'Toole
Peter Jeffrey ...
Sergeant
Marie Kean ...
The Mother
Bill Owen ...
Officer Powell
Peggy Marshall ...
Princess Ineen
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Martin
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Sean O'Toole
Fidelma Murphy ...
Moire
John Forbes-Robertson
Patrick Holt
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Ireland 1587. Hugh O'Donnell inherits the title of The O'Donnell, the prince of Donegal, and tries to unite Ireland to make war on England. But then Hugh is kidnapped and imprisoned by the Viceroy of Ireland and held ransom for the Clans' good behavior. Hugh must escape prison and the Viceroy's villainous henchman, Captain Leeds, before he can fight. Written by Kathy Li

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1 October 1966 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Det blodige sværd  »

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Trivia

The first film of Maurice Roëves. See more »

Goofs

The song "O'Donnell Aboo," which is sung at the film's conclusion was not written until the 1840s and refers to events in the Nine Year's War, which took place from 1593 to 1602. The film begins in 1587, prior to the conflict. See more »

Quotes

Hugh O'Donnell: [to Henry] Free? We're about as free as foxes gone to earth in a hunt.
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Arranged by Eric Rogers
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Typical Americian Veiw of the Irish
10 August 2006 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

This film makes me feel different things, i will start with the bad points. The Irish don't spend all their time drinking i am sorry to report this is the Typical Americian Veiw of the Irish and that let me down a bit. the things i like about this film is it does have a laugh or two in it thats lasted over forty years! And also any film that lets the Irish kick the English Butts is Great in my Book!!! Rent Out this film and enjoy it This film makes me feel different things, i will start with the bad points. The Irish don't spend all their time drinking i am sorry to report this is the Typical Americian Veiw of the Irish and that let me down a bit. the things i like about this film is it does have a laugh or two in it thats lasted over forty years! And also any film that lets the Irish kick the English Butts is Great in my Book!!! Rent Out this film and enjoy it This film makes me feel different things, i will start with the bad points. The Irish don't spend all their time drinking i am sorry to report this is the Typical Americian Veiw of the Irish and that let me down a bit. the things i like about this film is it does have a laugh or two in it thats lasted over forty years! And also any film that lets the Irish kick the English Butts is Great in my Book!!! Rent Out this film and enjoy it


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