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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
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 »
Music by Michael Joseph McCann (c. 1843)
Arranged by Eric Rogers
Heard instrumentally throughout the film on the soundtrack
Also sung by Andrew Keir and cast at conclusion See more »
American audiences tended to get only the glorified English version of the Tudor period in films...so this vastly pleasing piece of swashbuckling came as a breath of fresh air, telling the story from the Irish viewpoint for a change. The Disney studios had earlier tried their figurative hand at Scots history with Rob Roy; the Highland Rogue, an interesting but less successful and flawed attempt. It wasn't until the 1995 films of Rob Roy and Gibson's Braveheart that we got a better idea of the other side. Peter McEnery, at that time a great favorite Romantic lead from the previous Disney hit "Moonspinners" opposite Hayley Mills, had just proved in the French film "La Curee" that he was ripe for more mature roles. The Irish prince Red Hugh O'Donnel turned out to be arguably his best and most sympathetic role to date, a truly dashing and romantic swashbuckling hero. If you like costume epics, don't miss this one!
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