Sinful Davey (1969)




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Davey Haggart (John Hurt) wishes to follow his father's footsteps and become a highway robber. He also wishes to avoid his father's fate -- which was death by hanging at the tender age of 21 after a botched robbery of the Duke of Argyle (Robert Morley). Davey commits a daring robbery in broad daylight with the help of two henchmen (Ronald Fraser and Fidelma Murphy) and heads for the highlands of Scotland to hide out. The local Constable (Nigel Davenport) warns young Davey he will end up just like his father but helps him escape the fate of dancing on the end of a rope. Annie (Pamela Franklin) is the kind-hearted farm girl who tries to make sweet Davey give up a life of crime and settle down. This comedy was taken from the autobiographical diary"The Life Of David Haggart." ~ Dan Pavlides, Rovi
Action & Adventure , Drama
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John Hurt
as Davey Haggart
Nigel Davenport
as Constable
Ronald Fraser
as MacNab
Robert Morley
as Duke of Argyll
Leon Collins
as Dr. Gersham
Maxine Audley
as Duchess of Argyll
Eddie Byrne
as Yorkshire Bill
Allan Cuthbertson
as Capt. Douglas
Paul Farrell
as Bailiff of Stirling
Geoffrey Golden
as Warden McEwan
Niall MacGinnis
as Boots Simpson
Donal McCann
as Sir James Graham
Fidelma Murphy
as Jean Carlisle
John Franklyn
as George Bagrie
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Critic Reviews for Sinful Davey

All Critics (6) | Top Critics (3)

A bland, lethargic period comedy.

Full Review… | February 5, 2008
Top Critic

An inconsequential but likeable romp.

February 8, 2006
Time Out
Top Critic

The movie isn't as bad as it is unrealized, like a photographed steno report of the ideas thrown around at a story conference.

Full Review… | May 8, 2005
New York Times
Top Critic

The cast is just marvelous, providing the right amount of zest and derring-do to make this film work.

Full Review… | February 5, 2008
TV Guide

Inoffensive swashbuckler.

Full Review… | April 17, 2004

It's possible to get a few chuckles here and there.

Full Review… | April 12, 2004
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