1921: as nationalists battle with the Royal Irish Constabulary and British Black and Tans, a young girl finds herself under terrible pressures; she is torn between loyalty to her brother, unbeknownst to her an IRA leader, her fiance, a police inspector, and his comrade and rival in love, a British Army captain. One of the most significant films ever made about the Troubles in Ireland, Ourselves Alone is a powerful story of love and conflicting loyalties set against the battle for Ireland's independence. Co-directed by Belfast-born Brian Desmond Hurst, one of the twentieth century's most prolific and acclaimed directors, Ourselves Alone (a translation of 'Sinn Fein') was banned in Northern Ireland on its release in 1936, but with sympathetic performances from a strong cast the focus remains firmly on the human cost of conflict in uncertain times.
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The Albion truck seen was a Scottish truck manufactured in Glasgow. The company was purchased by Leyland in 1951 which became British Leyland Motor Corp. in 1968. See more