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Flight of the Doves (1971)

G  |   |  Drama, Family  |  August 1971 (Ireland)
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While fleeing across the Irish countryside, two orphans are pursued by their villainous uncle, a master of disguises.


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Credited cast:
Hawk Dove
Finn Dove
Granny O'Flaherty
Judge Liffy
Helen Raye ...
Derval Dove
William Rushton ...
Tobias Cromwell
Dana ...
John Molloy ...
Barry Keegan ...
Brendan O'Reilly ...
Noel Purcell ...
Tom Hickey ...
Pat Flynn
Sergeant O'Casey
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Brendan Agnew ...
Man Behind Peter
Emmet Bergin ...


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)  »

Also Known As:

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Although the children are said to be chased in Athlone, the streets were actually in Athenry town. See more »


Little Boy, Little Girl
Music by Roy Budd
Lyrics by Jack Fishman
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childhood memories
22 January 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

i, like some other reviewers just cant seem to get this movie out of my head. i woke up and googled it and to my surprise there it was. it has been at least 30 years since i have seen it(only once) and if i close my eyes i can still see the trailer from the movie theater in which 2001 a space odyssey was playing. i have nothing but fond memories of the movie and can still see jack wild (and wasn't mark lester in the movie also?) running around castles on the shores of ireland evading there step dad. i remember jack wilds character biting his step dad on his wrist to get away. did i remember that correctly? i am going on line to see if it is available so i can buy it for my daughter.

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