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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 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, amongst 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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Trivia

Linda Thorson auditioned for the role of Annie. See more »

Goofs

When Davey says, "How lucky I was to land in Stirling Gaol", John Hurt says "Sterling" (as if talking about the currency and not the city). See more »

Quotes

[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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Connections

Referenced in Century of Cinema: Ourselves Alone? (1995) See more »

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Sinful Davey
Music by Ken Thorne
Lyrics by Don Black
Sung by Esther Ofarim
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Ordinary Decent Scotsman
17 July 2000 | by PeterJacksonSee all my reviews

SINFUL DAVEY is based on the true story of Scottish highwayman and thief Davey Haggart (played by a very young John Hurt), who wants to be just like his deceased (guess how he died) father.

It is a light-hearted movie that really is neither very spectacular nor special, but is very well-done. A nice movie to see on a rainy afternoon, to say it with a cliché. The film has good performances all around (especially Hurt and Franklin) and some funny bits. It is however nowhere near as funny as the recent ORDINARY DECENT CRIMINAL (also based on a true story).6/10


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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

7 May 1969 (USA) See more »

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Budget:

$3,000,000 (estimated)
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Mono (Westrex Recording System)

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Color (DeLuxe)

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2.35 : 1
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