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Sinful Davey (1969)

M/PG | | Adventure, Comedy, Crime | 7 May 1969 (USA)
The humorous adventures of the notorious Scottish highwayman and thief Davey Haggart during the 1820s in Britain.

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Annie
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Richardson
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Duke of Argyll
Fidelma Murphy ...
Jean Carlisle
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Duchess of Argyll
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Penelope (as Fionnuala Flanagan)
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Sir James Campbell
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Captain Douglas
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Yorkshire Bill
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Boots Simpson (as Niall MacGinniss)
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Jock
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Mary
Francis De Wolff ...
Andrew (as Francis de Wolff)
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Storyline

Davey Haggart is quite certain of his paternity (even if nobody else is) and determined to emulate his father, a notorious rogue and highwayman. This includes breaking a man out of Stirling jail, holding up the stagecoach, and robbing the Duke of Argyll, among other feats. Unfortunately, he is handicapped by the fact that his childhood playmate Annie is equally determined to track him down and save his soul... Written by Igenlode Wordsmith

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The Seven Deadly Sins have never been so lively! Grave-robbing, Maid-snatching, Jail-breaking, Jewel-thieving, Smuggling, Piracy and Wife-stealing. (Leave it to Davey to invent No. 8!) See more »


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7 May 1969 (USA)  »

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$3,000,000 (estimated)
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(Westrex Recording System)

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(DeLuxe)

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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

This was filming in 1967 under the title "The Sinful Adventures of Davy Huggate". See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Davey Haggart: [narrating] When fame comes to a man at so early an age, it can only be deserved.
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Connections

Referenced in Irish Cinema: Ourselves Alone? (1995) See more »

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Sinful Davey
Music by Ken Thorne
Lyrics by Don Black
Sung by Esther Ofarim
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Ordinary Decent Scotsman
17 July 2000 | by See all my reviews

SINFUL DAVEY is based on the true story of Scottish highwayman and thief Davey Haggart (played by a very young John Hurt), who wants to be just like his deceased (guess how he died) father.

It is a light-hearted movie that really is neither very spectacular nor special, but is very well-done. A nice movie to see on a rainy afternoon, to say it with a cliché. The film has good performances all around (especially Hurt and Franklin) and some funny bits. It is however nowhere near as funny as the recent ORDINARY DECENT CRIMINAL (also based on a true story).6/10


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