Captain Lightfoot

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

Captain Lightfoot
Directed byDouglas Sirk
Produced byRoss Hunter
Written byW.R. Burnett
StarringRock Hudson
Barbara Rush
Jeff Morrow
Music byHeinz Roemheld
Herman Stein
CinematographyIrving Glassberg
Edited byFrank Gross
Universal Pictures
Distributed byUniversal Pictures
Release date
  • February 18, 1955 (1955-02-18) (Chicago, Illinois)
  • March 26, 1955 (1955-03-26) (United States)
Running time
92 minutes
CountryUnited States
Box office$1.3 million (US)[1]

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

The movie was filmed around Clogherhead, County Louth and in the Powerscourt Estate in Enniskerry, County Wicklow.


See also


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

Tony Tracy, "Captain Lightfoot (1955): Caught between a Rock (Hudson) and a Rapparee," Screening Irish America (ed. Ruth Barton), (Dublin: Irish Academic Press, 2009)

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