Beloved Enemy

Beloved Enemy

H C Potter (1936)

A Certificate


Our Score
An odd subject for the movie debut of director HC ("Hank") Potter, the Yale Drama School graduate best remembered for comedies such as Hellzapoppin' and Mr Blandings Builds His Dream House. One of the few mainstream Hollywood movies to deal with the political upheaval in Ireland in the early part of this century, this Samuel Goldwyn production features top-billed Merle Oberon falling for Irish rebel leader Brian Aherne. Though the title's of literary derivation, the plot clearly isn't. Nevertheless, it's an intelligent and well-made romantic drama, politics aside. Watch for future star David Niven in a minor supporting role.


British Army officer's fiancee Merle Oberon falls in love with dashing rebel leader Brian Aherne. Romantic drama set during the Irish Rebellion, also starring David Niven, Donald Crisp and Henry Stephenson.

Cast & Crew

Helen Drummond Merle Oberon
Dennis Riordan Brian Aherne
Cathleen Karen Morley
O'Brian Theodore von Eltz
O'Rourke Jerome Cowan
Gerald Preston David Niven
Hall John Burton
Hawkins Leyland Hodgson
Alroyd David Torrence
Lord Athleigh Henry Stephenson
Director H C Potter
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Other Information

Language: EnglishBlack and whiteTheatrical distributor: United Artists Corp. LtdAvailable on: video