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Captain Boycott (1947)





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Set in early 19th-century Ireland, this fact-based drama chronicles the peasant uprising of peasants who finally tire of the brutality of Captain Boycott, the rent collector for the Earl of Erne. The impoverished farmers conspire to banish him from the area. When Boycott learns of this, he tries to change his image by spending his entire fortune launching a newspaper promotion of his good points. It doesn't work and in desperation, he squanders the rest of his fortune on buying a race horse. He enters it in a big race and bets the rest of his fortune upon it. Unfortunately, just before it wins, the peasants spring to action, start a riot and successfully oust the cruel captain from their lands. It is from this situation that the English word "boycott" is derived. ~ Sandra Brennan, Rovi

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Eddie Byrne
as Sean Kerin
Maureen Delaney
as Mrs. Davin
Maurice Denham
as Lt. Col. Strickland
Ian Fleming (II)
as Times Correspondent
Liam Gaffney
as Michael Fagan
Stewart Granger
as Hugh Davin
Mervyn Johns
as Watty Connell
Edward Lexy
as Sgt. Demsey
Niall MacGinnis
as Mark Killain
Cecil Parker
as Capt. Boycott
Noel Purcell
as Daniel McGinty
Reginald Purdell
as American Reporter
Liam Redmond
as Martin Egan
Kathleen Ryan
as Anne Killain
Harry Webster
as Robert Hogan
Alastair Sim
as Father McKeogh
Robert Donat
as Charles Stewart Parnell
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The opening scenes of the film are jerky and confusing, but once it gets into its stride this exciting historical theme is well handled.

January 24, 2018 | Full Review…

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