Release dateFebruary 22, 1949 (1949-02-22) Based onThe Fighting OFlynn
by Justin Huntly McCarthy WriterJustin Huntly McCarthy (novel), Douglas Fairbanks Jr., Robert Thoeren GenresAdventure Film, Action Film, Comedy, Satire CastDouglas Fairbanks Jr. (The O'Flynn), Helena Carter (Lady Benedetta), Richard Greene (Lord Philip Sedgemonth), Patricia Medina (Fancy Free), Arthur Shields (Dooley), J.M. Kerrigan (Timothy) Similar movies'71, The Princess Bride, The Boondock Saints II: All Saints Day, The Jewel of the Nile, Barry Lyndon, On Guard
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The Fighting O'Flynn is a 1949 American film directed by Arthur Pierson. The film's screenplay by Douglas Fairbanks Jr. is based on the novel of the same name by Justin Huntly McCarthy. Fairbanks stars, along with Helena Carter.
Nearing the end of the 18th century, Napoleon's vast army is sailing towards the Irish coast. The national poet and freedom fighter who goes by the name of "The O'Flynn" is traveling back to the castle where he was born, when he encounters a coach being robbed by rogues. The leader of the outlaws is a man named Hendrigg. The robbery fails thanks to O'Flynn's efforts. He invites the passenger, Lady Benedetta, to take refuge in his castle.
Lady Benedetta eventually agrees to take up the invitation from the elegant O'Flynn, who rode ahead to prepare the castle. When O'Flynn arrives at the castle, Dooley is waiting to arrest him for unpaid debts. O'Flynn gets off by telling the man of a treasure buried inside the castle.
O'Flynn is unaware that Lady Benedetta is really the daughter of the Viceroy of Ireland. She is in turn unaware that agents have been sent out by Napoleon to spy on her, disguised as travelers. They have been informed that Lady Benedetta has Napoleon's plans to invade Britain and is to deliver them to her father. Both Lady Benedetta and the agents arrive to the castle in the night.
Dooley fends off the agents and saves both Lady Benedetta and the unsuspecting O'Flynn. Napoleon's men attack them on their way to Dublin, but again they escape. They manage to give the plans to Lady Benedetta's father. Because of his leadership qualities, O'Flynn is made a captain in the Irish Army.
O'Flynn is attracted to Lady Benedetta, and when he finds out that her fiancé, Lord Sedgemouth, is in favor of Napoleon, he challenges his rival to a duel. Being a swordsman, he wins the duel quite easily, and decides to win Lady Benedetta's heart. The lord counters by letting Lady Benedetta believe that O'Flynn is involved with a courtesan named Fancy Free, which leads the lady to denounce him.
In battle, O'Flynn disguises himself as a deserter to get behind enemy lines. He is brought in front of Napoleon's general, Van Dronk, and they spend the night drinking together. When the general passes out, O'Flynn puts on his uniform and tries to steal the new plans for invading Britain. Unfortunately, one of the general's lieutenants recognizes him as an impostor and he is swiftly court-marshaled and sentenced to death. Luck is on his side when the firing squad misses, and he escapes unharmed. He hides in Lord Sedgemouth's tent, where the courtesan Fancy Free is also present. O'Flynn persuades Fancy to help him get the invading plans, but before they can, Lord Sedgemouth walks in on them and tries to shoot O'Flynn, who again manages to escape.
Lady Benedetta learns that Fancy is with lord Sedgemouth and goes to see O'Flynn. They kiss and O'Flynn goes on to claim that Lord Sedgemouth is a traitor who must be treated as such. He manages to make the French ships near the coast to turn back by signaling to them from ashore. Then he takes on Lord Sedgemouth at his castle and manage to defeat him with the help of the viceroy's men. After this, he kisses Lady Benedetta.