Captain Boycott | 1947 | Stewart Granger, Kathleen Ryan

Captain Boycott | 1947 | Stewart Granger, Kathleen Ryan

Fine performances from an ensemble cast, which includes Robert Donat in a cameo, enliven this basically humdrum historical drama. Inspired by the fight of Irish farmers against the wealthy landowners trying to kick them off their land, Captain Boycott is in turns enlightening and inspiring, but ultimately its characters are a little too quaint and good to convince, or at least to make for successful drama, while the script remains curiously unfocused.

cast
Stewart Granger as Hugh Davin
Kathleen Ryan as Anne Killain
Cecil Parker as Capt. Charles C. Boycott
Mervyn Johns as Watty Connell
Alastair Sim as Father McKeogh
Noel Purcell as Daniel McGinty
Niall MacGinnis as Mark Killain
Maureen Delaney as Mrs. Davin
Eddie Byrne as Sean Kerin
Liam Gaffney as Michael Fagan
Liam Redmond as Martin Egan
Edward Lexy as Sgt. Dempsey
Robert Donat as Charles Stewart Parnell
Bernadette O’Farrell as Mrs. Fagan
Harry Webster as Robert Hogan
Eddie Golden as Harry Piggott
Harry Hutchinson as Shamus Moore
Maurice Denham as Lt. Col. Strickland
Phyllis Ryan as Bridget
Joe Linnane as Auctioneer
Ian Fleming as Times correspondent
Reginald Purdell as American reporter
Cavan Malone as Billy Killain
John Kelly as Sheriff
Anne Clery as Postmistress
Sheila Carty as Mary Creeg
Michael Ripper as Pat Nolan
Norrie Duff as Josie Egan
Harry A. Bailey as Bookmaker

crew
Art Direction: Edward Carrick
Director Of Photography: Wilkie Cooper
Director: Frank Launder
Editor: Thelma Connell
Assistant Editor: Norah Walsh
Writer: Frank Launder
Writer: Wolfgang Wilhelm
Novel: Philip Rooney

UK | 92 minutes | 1947

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