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Flight of the Doves (1971)

While fleeing across the Irish countryside, two orphans are pursued by their villainous uncle, a master of disguises.

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Hawk Dove
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Finn Dove
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Granny O'Flaherty
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Judge Liffy
Helen Raye ...
Derval Dove
William Rushton ...
Tobias Cromwell
Dana ...
Sheila
John Molloy ...
Mickser
Barry Keegan ...
Powder
Brendan O'Reilly ...
Michael
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Rabbi
Tom Hickey ...
Pat Flynn
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Sergeant O'Casey
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Paddy
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After the death of their mother, two children in Liverpool run away from home to escape their cruel uncle who treats them harshly. They flee to Ireland in hopes of finding love and safety with their kindly grandmother. However, their uncle is a failed actor who is a master of disguise. He uses his skill to pursue them in hopes of finding them for his own financial gain. The children must rely on their wits and the kindness of strangers to stay ahead of him or their lives will be in mortal jeopardy. Written by Anonymous

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August 1971 (Ireland)  »

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As Trapaças do Falcão  »

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Jack Wild later admitted he was drunk every day of filming. See more »

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Walkin' Down O'Connell Street
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Music by Roy Budd
Lyrics by Jack Fishman
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Two children flee the clutches of a cruel stepfather and a greedy uncle to their grandmother in Ireland
5 April 2008 | by (kildare) – See all my reviews

Although the film at times feels like an over cooked tourist ad it would be unfair to overlook some fine moments.Ron Moody shows off all of his remarkable skills in a series of ham characters,while Jack Wild is better than usual as Finn.I have just seen this film not having watched it since the seventies and I really liked Tom Hickey as Garda Flynn.The film is well worth a look and kids would immediately empathize with the two runaways.It also features a Synagogue which is a rarity in an Irish based movie.The narrative is a standard fugitive adventure and no more with plenty of twists and turns but some of the set pieces are poor,such as the dire parade and the cringe-worthy scene outside the church when the tour bus pulls in.Noetheless,Moody as Hawk keeps the tension alive throughout.


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