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Hungry Hill (1947)

Story of a feud that has gone on between two Irish families for more than 50 years.

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Daphne Du Maurier (novel), Terence Young (screenplay) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Margaret Lockwood ... Fanny Rosa
Dennis Price ... Greyhound John
Cecil Parker ... Copper John
Dermot Walsh ... Wild Johnnie
Michael Denison ... Henry Brodrick
F.J. McCormick F.J. McCormick ... Old Tim (as F. J. McCormick)
Arthur Sinclair Arthur Sinclair ... Morty Donovan
Jean Simmons ... Jane Brodrick
Eileen Crowe Eileen Crowe ... Bridget
Eileen Herlie ... Katherine
Barbara Waring Barbara Waring ... Barbara Brodrick
Michael Golden Michael Golden ... Sam Donovan
Shamus Locke ... Young Tim
Siobhan McKenna ... Kate Donovan (as Sioban McKenna)
Dan O'Herlihy ... Harry Brodrick
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Storyline

Much to the consternation of the local townsfolk, the very rich Copper John Brodrick begins to develop a copper mine on Hungry Hill. He imports Cornish workers hoping to eventually entice the locals into working for him. His son, known as Greyhound John, isn't so sure anything will endear them to the locals. The opposition to the Brodricks is lead by the Donovan family and he gives them fair warning to stay off the property. When one of the protesters is killed while trying to help himself to some of the copper, the townspeople attack the facilities resulting in a great many more deaths - including one of Brodrick's sons, Henry - when the gunpowder store explodes. It marks the true beginning of a feud that will last for decades. Brodrick rebuilds his facilities and Greyhound John returns from London where he is studying the law after his sister tells him Fanny Rosa has also returned. A cave-in at the mine kills another member of the Donovan family but the younger John contracts ... Written by garykmcd

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

5 October 1947 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Colina do Ódio See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Two Cities Films See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

The jig from the soundtrack was played at the Prague Film Festival of British Cinema of 1946. See more »

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Referenced in Terence Young: Bond Vivant (2000) See more »

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Dance Genius
21 May 2019 | by anadessmaSee all my reviews

Hungry Hill contains the greatest dance sequence ever filmed, which begins in the ballroom of the mnaor and ends outdoors. Hurst outdid Hollywood. Margaret Lockwood leads dozens of Irish dancers in a rollicking reel. Quite exceptional choreography.


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