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
Did You Know?
Mark Eden had his first starring role in this film but during the third day of shooting he had to jump off a horse and run down a hill, and in doing so caught his foot in a rabbit hole and broke his ankle. This resulted in him being dropped from the film and losing his five year contract with Walt Disney. See more
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
Free? We're about as free as foxes gone to earth in a hunt.
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