Rent Captain Boycott (1947)

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Synopsis:
Fact-based historical drama about the Irish farmer rebellion against the landed and privileged class. In 1880, prominent Irish politician Charles Stewart Parnell (Robert Donat), President of the Irish Land League which represented tenants' rights, held a public speech against the landlords. In his fiery speech, Parnell urged shunning the landlords rather than killing them. One of the worst landlords, Captain Charles Boycott (Cecil Parker), lived in County Mayo and charged extortionate rents from his tenants and sharecroppers. In case of late payment, Captain Boycott forcibly evicted his tenants using the constabulary force or the army.
Farmer Hugh Davin (Stewart Granger) advocated the use of force rather than the passive resistance advocated by Irish politician Parnell. However, Parnell pertinently commented that use of force against the landlords will invite reprisals from the part of the army and the police. In the end, the farmers and those already evicted from their homes decide to give Parnell's idea a try...
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Directors:
Producers:
Sidney Gilliat, Frank Launder
Writers:
Patrick Campbell, Paul Vincent Carroll, Frank Launder, Philip Rooney, Wolfgang Wilhelm
Studio:
ITV Studios Home Entertainment
Genres:
British Films, Classics, Drama
Countries:
UK
BBFC:
Release Date:
11/06/2007
Run Time:
94 minutes
Languages:
English
Subtitles:
English Hard of Hearing
DVD Regions:
Region 2
Formats:
Pal
Aspect Ratio:
Full Screen 1.33:1 / 4:3
Colour:
B & W

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