Captain Lightfoot

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Captain Lightfoot
Captain Lightfoot - Film Poster.jpg
Directed by Douglas Sirk
Produced by Ross Hunter
Written by W.R. Burnett
Starring Rock Hudson
Barbara Rush
Jeff Morrow
Music by Heinz Roemheld
Herman Stein
Cinematography Irving Glassberg
Edited by Frank Gross
Universal International
Distributed by Universal International
Release dates
  • February 18, 1955 (1955-02-18) (Chicago, Illinois)
  • March 26, 1955 (1955-03-26) (United States)
Running time
92 minutes
Country United States
Language English
Box office $1.3 million (US)[1]

Captain Lightfoot is a 1955 American Technicolor adventure film starring Rock Hudson, Barbara Rush, and Jeff Morrow. and is a Hollywood adaptation of a book by W. R. Burnett written in 1954.

The movie is set in the early 19th century with the hero and his brother becoming highwaymen, robbing the wealthy around the foothills of Dublin, Ireland. Our hero, Captain Lightfoot, falls in love, and the ensuing drama threatens everyone's safety.

The movie was filmed around Clogherhead (a village in County Louth) and Powerscourt Estate (a country estate with a grand house in Enniskerry, County Wicklow).


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  1. ^ 'The Top Box-Office Hits of 1955', Variety Weekly, January 25, 1956

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