MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Up 1,380 this week

The Fighting Prince of Donegal (1966)

6.5
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 6.5/10 from 199 users  
Reviews: 6 user | 2 critic

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.

Director:

Writers:

(screenplay), (book)
0Check in
0Share...

Watch Now

From $2.99 on Amazon Instant Video

Editors' Spotlight

IMDb Picks: October

IMDb's editors share the movies and TV shows they are excited to see in October.


User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

list image
a list of 439 titles
created 20 Jan 2012
 
a list of 817 titles
created 07 Apr 2012
 
a list of 235 titles
created 13 Nov 2012
 
list image
a list of 8 titles
created 17 Feb 2013
 
a list of 276 titles
created 15 Jun 2013
 

Related Items


Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: The Fighting Prince of Donegal (1966)

The Fighting Prince of Donegal (1966) on IMDb 6.5/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of The Fighting Prince of Donegal.

Videos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Adventure | Drama | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

In this film, edited from eight episodes of Disney's hit TV series, Don Diego returns home to find his town under the heel of a cruel dictator, Capitan Monastario. Diego dons the mask of ... See full summary »

Directors: Lewis R. Foster, Norman Foster
Stars: Guy Williams, Henry Calvin, Gene Sheldon
Bon Voyage! (1962)
Family | Comedy | Adventure
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

The Willards from Terre Haute, Indiana, travels abroad for a once-in-a-lifetime vacation in Paris, France. Harry Willard believes that the greatest problem will be avoiding tap water, but ... See full summary »

Director: James Neilson
Stars: Fred MacMurray, Jane Wyman, Michael Callan
Adventure | Family | History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

Johnny Tremain is drawn into the Revolutionary War, and becomes a patriot fighting to free the colonies from England. Along the way he learns about life and about himself.

Director: Robert Stevenson
Stars: Hal Stalmaster, Luana Patten, Jeff York
Kidnapped (1960)
Action | Adventure | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

Kidnapped and cheated out of his inheritance, young David Balfour falls in with a Jacobite adventurer, Alan Breck Stewart. Falsely accused of murder, they must flee across the Highlands, ... See full summary »

Director: Robert Stevenson
Stars: Peter Finch, James MacArthur, Bernard Lee
Family | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

Scotland 1865. An old shepherd and his little Skye terrier go to Edinburgh. But when the shepherd dies of pneumonia, the dog remains faithful to his master, refuses to be adopted by anyone,... See full summary »

Director: Don Chaffey
Stars: Donald Crisp, Laurence Naismith, Alex Mackenzie
Comedy | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

Fran Garrison's all in a tizzy because her prize Dachshund, Danke, is having pups, and she has hopes of one of the pups becoming a champion. But at the vet's, her husband Mark is talked ... See full summary »

Director: Norman Tokar
Stars: Dean Jones, Suzanne Pleshette, Charles Ruggles
Drama | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

Thomasina the cat brings a family together, through her mysterious death and reappearance.

Director: Don Chaffey
Stars: Patrick McGoohan, Susan Hampshire, Laurence Naismith
Ten Who Dared (1960)
Family | Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

Major John Wesley Powell leads an expedition through the Grand Canyon to chart the Colorado River.

Director: William Beaudine
Stars: Brian Keith, John Beal, James Drury
Western | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

The adventures of a group of pioneers as their wagon train crosses the West.

Director: William Beaudine
Stars: Fess Parker, Kathleen Crowley, Jeff York
Action | Adventure | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

Young Robin Hood, in love with Maid Marian, enters an archery contest with his father at the King's palace. On the way home his father is murdered by hench men of Prince John. Robin takes ... See full summary »

Director: Ken Annakin
Stars: Richard Todd, Joan Rice, Peter Finch
Family | Drama | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

In WWII Austria, Col. Alois Podhajsky must protect his beloved Lipizzaner stallions and make sure that they are surrendered into the right hands. But Patton's something of a horse fancier ... See full summary »

Director: Arthur Hiller
Stars: Robert Taylor, Lilli Palmer, Curd Jürgens
Almost Angels (1962)
Family | Comedy | Music
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

Supported avidly by his mother and more reluctantly at first by his father, a working-class Austrian boy joins the Vienna Choirboys, where he proves to be unusually talented. The standard ... See full summary »

Director: Steve Previn
Stars: Vincent Winter, Sean Scully, Peter Weck
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Peter McEnery ...
Hugh O'Donnell
Susan Hampshire ...
Kathleen McSweeney
Tom Adams ...
Henry O'Neill
...
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
...
Martin
...
Sean O'Toole
Fidelma Murphy ...
Moire
John Forbes-Robertson
Patrick Holt
Edit

Storyline

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

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Plot Keywords:

viceroy | ireland | prince | clan | prison | See All (76) »


Certificate:

See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Official Sites:

Country:

|

Language:

Release Date:

1 October 1966 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Det blodige sværd  »

Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

(RCA Sound Recording)

Color:

(Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

'Tom Adams' replaced an actor who became ill. 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: ...I am the Prince of Donegal and nobody's servant!
See more »

Soundtracks

Brian Boru
(uncredited)
Traditional
Arranged by Eric Rogers
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
A vastly pleasing piece of swashbuckling...
26 February 2006 | by (Fairfax, VA) – See all my reviews

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!


9 of 9 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
copy of movie seh-5
Discuss The Fighting Prince of Donegal (1966) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?