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Captain Boycott

  • Drama
  • 1947
  • Frank Launder
  • 89 mins
  • PG

Summary

Tenant farmers in 19th-century Ireland shun a tyrannical landowner as a peaceful protest against his cruelty. Historical drama, with Stewart Granger and Mervyn Johns.

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Review

Rating: 3 out of 5.

This "serious comedy" from the team of Frank Launder and Sidney Gilliat is about absentee British landowners in Ireland and their rebellious Irish workers. Set in the 1880s, it stars Stewart Granger and Kathleen Ryan, with Cecil Parker as the unpleasant Boycott, whose name accordingly entered the language after a failed attempt to collect the rent by force. Lavishly made, partly on location, it falls uneasily between historical adventure and political lampoon, though the cast plumps for the latter.

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Credits

Cast

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Hugh DavinStewart Granger
Anne KillainKathleen Ryan
Captain BoycottCecil Parker
Charles Stewart ParnellRobert Donat
Watty ConnellMervyn Johns
Father McKeoghAlastair Sim
Daniel McGintyNoel Purcell
Mark KillainNiall MacGinnis
Lt Col StricklandMaurice Denham
Mrs DavinMaureen Delaney
Sean KerinEddie Byrne
Martin EganLiam Redmond
Times correspondentIan Fleming (2)

Crew

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DirectorFrank Launder

Details

Theatrical distributor
General Film Dist Ltd
Language
English
Available on
DVD
Formats
Black and white
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