SOURCE: bfi  Monthly Film Bulletin Vol 3 No 29, May 1936, p.82.




Certificate: A. Distributors: Wardour. Producers: B.I.P. Directors. Brian Desmond‑Hurst and Walter Summers. Leading Players: Antoinette Cellier, Niall MacGinnis, John Lodge, John Loder. 69 mins.


Melodrama of “the Troubles” in Ireland during the revolution of 1921. County Inspector Hannay of the R.I.C. and his English intelligence officer, Captain Wiltshire, are both in love with Maureen Elliott, who prefers Wiltshire. They carry out a successful round‑up of local revolutionaries, whose leader, a mystery man known as O'Dea, is shot by Wiltshire while trying to escape. O'Dea proves to have been Maureen's brother. The revolutionaries plan vengeance on Wiltshire and force Maureen to assist them. Hannay arrives in time to frustrate them, and asserts to Maureen that it was he who shot her brother, so that she and Wiltshire may live happily. The strength of the film lies rather in its action than in its acting, but John Lodge, Antoinette Cellier and Clifford Evans are well cast and give good performances. The tension of life in such surroundings is well conveyed. The settings are very good, and assist greatly in providing the appropriate atmosphere, without distracting attention from the actors.



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