Captain Lightfoot 1955 Rock Hudson History Adventure


In Captain Lightfoot, Hudson plays an Irish Robin Hood who stole from the English oppressors to aid the cause and to feed the poor. Martin was a bold highwayman in early 19th century Ireland.


Captain Lightfoot 1955 Rock Hudson History Adventure

Stars: Rock Hudson, Barbara Rush, Jeff Morrow

Captain Lightfoot Story Line. In early 19th century Ireland, Martin was a bold highwayman who worked for a revolutionary society in support of Irish independence. Acting as an Irish Robin Hood, Martin stole from English oppressors to aid “the cause” and feed the poor.

Irish rebel patriot Captain John Doherty hears of Martin’s exploits and enlists him to be his second in command. Doherty runs a gambling establishment that fleeces the English to fund the independence struggle. Brought to Dublin by Doherty, Martin is dubbed Captain Lightfoot by Doherty’s saucy daughter, Aga.

Tagline: Bringing again to the screen those brilliant young stars of Magnificent Obsession in W.R. Burnett’s dramatic best-seller!

Like a boys’ adventure movie, Captain Lightfoot is exciting and fun. There are duels, escapes, fights, chases, robberies and romance. Director Douglas Sirk manages to maintain a steady pace throughout. Shot on location in Ireland, the scenery is lush and beautiful. The music is rousing. For Hudson fans, this film is essential viewing. For others, light escapist fun.

Video Sample from Captain Lightfoot


Product Information

  • Director: Douglas Sirk
  • Country: USA
  • Language: English
  • Production Co.: Universal International Pictures
  • Run time: 92 minutes
  • Color (Technicolor)
  • Widescreen (2.55:1)
  • Region: 1 (USA, Canada), NTSC


In addition to Captain Lightfoot, you may also enjoy The Gathering of Eagles (1963).  Rock Hudson, an Air Force Colonel, is re-assigned as a cold war B52 commander who must shape up his men to pass a grueling inspection.  Hudson also does a bang-up job in Battle Hymn (1957).  A remorseful bomber pilot-turned-minister rejoins the military to train pilots early in the Korean War. He sets up an orphanage but to protect his charges, he has to kill.

Another great Hudson movie to consider is Written on the Wind. Elements that are separately considered laughable strangely combine into a hypnotically watchable masterpiece!

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Additional information

Weight 5 oz
Dimensions 9 × 6 × 0.5 in




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