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The Fighting Prince of Donegal

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Director  Michael OHerlihy
Music director  George Bruns
Country  United States
6.2/10 IMDb

Genre  Adventure, Biography, Family
Duration  
Language  English
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Release date  October 1, 1966
Writer  Robert Westerby (screenplay), Robert T. Reilley (book)
Screenplay  Robert Westerby, Robert T. Reilley
Cast  Peter McEnery (Hugh O'Donnell), Susan Hampshire (Kathleen McSweeney), Gordon Jackson (Captain Leeds), Norman Wooland (Sir John Perrott), Richard Leech (Phelim O'Toole), Tom Adams (Henry O'Neill)
Similar movies  '71, The Boondock Saints II: All Saints Day, The General, Pilgrimage, The Gift, Untamed
Tagline  A brash young rebel inspires a fight for freedom!

The fighting prince of donegal


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The Fighting Prince of Donegal is a 1966 Walt Disney Productions adventure film starring Peter McEnery and Susan Hampshire, based on the novel Red Hugh: Prince of Donegal by Robert T. Reilly. It was released by the Buena Vista Distribution Company.

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Plot

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Set in the late 1580s, the film very loosely follows the real-life exploits of the 16th century Irish prince "Red" Hugh O'Donnell. The story begins when Hugh's father, the Chief of the Name, dies, leaving his son as Chief of Clan O'Donnell. With his ascension to the throne, an Irish prophecy is seemingly fulfilled which promises independence from Elizabethan and English rule. In response, the Queen's Lord Lieutenant abducts him and imprisons him in Dublin Castle as a hostage for the Clan's good behavior. After a daring escape, he flies across Ireland with the sons of Hugh Roe O'Neill.

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The O'Donnell lords see this occurrence as the opportunity to strike back at the foreigners by force, but Hugh convinces them the right plan is to band together with the other clans of the island, and bargain for their freedom from a position of strength. As he prepares for battle, O'Donnell also courts the beautiful Kathleen McSweeney, to further augment the clans of Ireland.

Cast

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  • Peter McEnery as Hugh O'Donnell
  • Susan Hampshire as Kathleen McSweeney
  • Tom Adams as Henry O'Neill
  • Gordon Jackson as Captain Leeds
  • Norman Wooland as Sir John Perrott
  • Richard Leech as Phelim O'Toole
  • Peter Jeffrey as Sergeant
  • Marie Kean as The Mother
  • Bill Owen as Officer Powell
  • Maurice RoĆ«ves as Martin
  • Donal McCann as Sean O'Toole
  • Reception

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    Critical reception was split on Fighting Prince between those who thought it cliched and oversimplified (Variety and Time) and those who accepted it as unpretentious fun (the New York Herald Tribune and The New York Times).

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    The film did not do well at the box office.

    Comic book adaption

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  • Gold Key: Walt Disney Presents The Fighting Prince of Donegal (January 1967)
  • References

    The Fighting Prince of Donegal Wikipedia
    The Fighting Prince of Donegal IMDb The Fighting Prince of Donegal themoviedb.org


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