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Hungry Hill (1947)

Hungry Hill





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The misery caused by a long-term feud between two Irish families provides the framework in this drama based on a book by Daphne du Maurier. The saga begins in 1840 as the father of the Donovan clan rebels against the Brodrick family, the owners of the copper mine located on what was formerly Donovan land. In the ensuing conflict, the mine is destroyed and the eldest Brodrick son is killed. His younger brother then becomes the clan leader. He cares not a fig for mining; instead he would rather spend his time wooing a beautiful local girl whom he marries. They have four children and when the brother dies, his eldest son succeeds him. The new patriarch and his mother are terribly greedy and eager to take control of the mine. His mother is distraught when her son suddenly rejects her. The unwanted woman goes to London where she soon gets involved with gambling and drugs to ease her broken heart. One day, her son travels to the city and runs into her. To ease his aching conscience he asks her to return home. Just as she gets there, the eldest son is killed by another Donovan during a labor dispute. She then has one Donovan arrested. An aging servant manages to talk the bereaved mother into dropping the charges so that the feud may finally end. She does. ~ Sandra Brennan, Rovimore
Rating: Unrated
Genre: Drama, Art House & International, Classics
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Eileen Crowe
as Bridget
Michael Denison
as Henry Brodrick
Michael Golden
as Sam Donovan
Eileen Herlie
as Katherine
Shamus Locke
as Young Tim
Margaret Lockwood
as Fanny Rose Flower
Siobhan McKenna
as Kate Donovan
Henry Mollison
as Dr. Armstrong
Dan O'Herlihy
as Harry Brodrick
Cecil Parker
as Copper John
Dennis Price
as Greyhound John
Tony Quinn
as Denny Donovan
Jean Simmons
as Lady Broderick
Arthur Sinclair
as Morty Donovan
Anthony Wager
as Young Johnnie
Dermot Walsh
as Wild Johnnie
Barbara Waring
as Barbara Brodrick
Peter Murray
as Lt. Fox
Julia Lockwood
as Fanny's Daughter
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