Captain Boycott

Captain Boycott

Director: Frank Launder Cast: Eddie Byrne, Maureen Delaney, Maurice Denham


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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.

Product Details

Release Date: 07/10/2015
UPC: 0644827563029
Original Release: 1947
Source: Reel Vault
Sales rank: 23,642

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Eddie Byrne Sean Kerin
Maureen Delaney Mrs. Davin
Maurice Denham Lt. Col. Strickland
Ian Fleming Times Correspondent
Liam Gaffney Michael Fagan
James Stewart Hugh Davin
Mervyn Johns Watty Connell
Edward Lexy Sgt. Demsey
Niall MacGinnis Mark Killain
Bernadette O'Farrell Mrs. Fagan
Cecil Parker Capt. Boycott
Noel Purcell Daniel McGinty
Reginald Purdell American Reporter
Liam Redmond Martin Egan
Kathleen Ryan Anne Killain
Harry Webster Robert Hogan
Alastair Sim Father McKeogh
Robert Donat Charles Stewart Parnell

Technical Credits
Frank Launder Director,Producer,Screenwriter
William Alwyn Score Composer
Edward Carrick Art Director
Wilkie Cooper Cinematographer
Sidney Gilliat Producer
Sophia Harris Costumes/Costume Designer
Muir Mathieson Musical Direction/Supervision
Oswald Morris Cinematographer
Thelma Myers Editor
Wolfgang Wilhelm Screenwriter

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