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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.

Director:

John Huston

Writer:

James R. Webb (as James R Webb)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
John Hurt ... Davey Haggart
Pamela Franklin ... Annie
Nigel Davenport ... Richardson
Ronald Fraser ... MacNab
Robert Morley ... Duke of Argyll
Fidelma Murphy Fidelma Murphy ... Jean Carlisle
Maxine Audley ... Duchess of Argyll
Fionnula Flanagan ... Penelope (as Fionnuala Flanagan)
Donal McCann ... Sir James Campbell
Allan Cuthbertson ... Captain Douglas
Eddie Byrne ... Yorkshire Bill
Niall MacGinnis ... Boots Simpson (as Niall MacGinniss)
Noel Purcell ... Jock
Judith Furse ... Mary
Francis De Wolff 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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Down with virtue! Down with the law! Up With Davey! See more »


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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

7 May 1969 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Sinful Davey See more »

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Budget:

$3,000,000 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

Mono (Westrex Recording System)

Color:

Color (DeLuxe)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

John Huston chose to film " Sinful Davey " in Ireland because he was an Irish resident at the time, and was always keen to film there to help the burgeoning film industry, and make producers aware of the fabulous locations and studio facilities. See more »

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[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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Referenced in Who Do You Think You Are?: John Hurt (2007) See more »

Soundtracks

Sinful Davey
Music by Ken Thorne
Lyrics by Don Black
Sung by Esther Ofarim
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What a rascal
6 January 2017 | by bkoganbingSee all my reviews

John Huston's love of Ireland and Irish country life was rather well known while he was with us. Any chance he had he took to be at his country estate there. What better than to shoot a film there even if the subject is 18th century Scotland and a notorious outlaws known as Sinful Davey.

John Hurt is in the title role and he's a young rascal who deserts the army in a most spectacular fashion and takes up the outlaw trade. His dad was an outlaw who had some legendary exploits of his own and young Hurt wants to live up to his father's legend and even better it.

Nothing serious about Sinful Davey, he's just a good nature rascal who just follows his own beat. That the authorities take a dim view of stealing just shows what narrow minded folks they are. The only thing could stop Hurt is Pamela Franklin from his old village who is a good girl in a debauched age and she's determined he have a moral makeover.

This will never be classified as one of John Huston's better films, but it's entertaining enough. Besides the leads standing out in this cast is Robert Morley as the Duke of Argyll who rather admires Hurt and his unconventional ways and Ronald Fraser as Hurt's somewhat reluctant accomplice in his crimes.

Have fun watching this one and don't take it one bit serious.


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