Sinful Davey

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Sinful Davey
Sinful Davey poster.jpg
Theatrical poster
Directed byJohn Huston
Produced byWilliam N. Graf
Written byJames R. Webb (screenplay)
David Haggart (book)
StarringJohn Hurt
Pamela Franklin
Nigel Davenport
Fionnula Flanagan
Anjelica Huston
Music byKen Thorne
CinematographyEdward Scaife
Freddie Young
Edited byRussell Lloyd
Distributed byMirisch Corporation/ United Artists
Release date
  • 7 May 1969 (1969-05-07)
Running time
95 min.
CountryUnited Kingdom
Budget$3 million[1]
Box office$550,000[1]

Sinful Davey is a 1969 adventure/ crime/ comedy film directed by John Huston and starring John Hurt, Pamela Franklin, and in early appearances Fionnula Flanagan and Anjelica Huston.

Huston later said the film was "very good" but "spoiled beyond recognition" by the producers.[2]


The film, directed by John Huston, is based on the autobiography of David Haggart entitled The Life Of David Haggart.[3] The film, about a Scottish rogue, was filmed in Ireland and consequently much of the cast have Irish accents instead of the more accurate Scottish accent.[4][5]

Four members of the film unit making the picture “Sinful Davey” for John Huston in Co. Wicklow, crashed in their Cessna plane at Glenmalure in 1967. All the occupants of the plane were injured to some extent, but the Location Manager, John O’Connor was the most serious. Mr. John Huston left the film location to visit the hospital and stopped the filming.



  1. ^ a b Tino Balio, United Artists: The Company That Changed the Film Industry, University of Wisconsin Press, 1987 p. 192
  2. ^ The Innocent Bystander Robinson, David. Sight and Sound; London Vol. 42, Iss. 1,
  3. ^ Sinful Davey[permanent dead link] at Allmovie
  4. ^ Sinful Davey review at Time Out
  5. ^ National Film Theatre[permanent dead link]

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