GenreAdventure, Drama, History Duration LanguageEnglish
Release dateMarch 26, 1955 (1955-03-26) WriterW.R. Burnett (novel), W.R. Burnett, Oscar Brodney Music directorHeinz Eric Roemheld, Herman Stein CastRock Hudson (Michael « Mike » Martin), Barbara Rush (Aga Doherty), Jeff Morrow (John Doherty), Kathleen Ryan (lady Anne More), Finlay Currie (Callahan) Similar moviesRelated Douglas Sirk movies
Captain Lightfoot is a 1955 American CinemaScope Technicolor adventure film directed by Douglas Sirk starring Rock Hudson, Barbara Rush and Jeff Morrow. and is a Hollywood adaptation of a book by W. R. Burnett written in 1954.
The movie is set in the early 19th century with the hero and his brother becoming highwaymen, robbing the wealthy around the foothills of Dublin, Ireland. Captain Lightfoot falls in love, and the ensuing drama threatens everyone's safety.
The movie was filmed around Clogherhead, County Louth and in the Powerscourt Estate in Enniskerry, County Wicklow.
Rock Hudson as Michael Martin
Barbara Rush as Aga Doherty
Jeff Morrow as John Doherty, aka Capt. Thunderbolt