Irish and Proud of It (film)

Irish and Proud of It is a 1936 British-Irish comedy film directed by Donovan Pedelty and starring Richard Hayward, Dinah Sheridan and Liam Gaffney.[1] In the film, a popular London-based Irish singer announces one evening how much he would love to go home to his home village in rural Ireland. For a prank, some of his friends take him up on this offer. He is kidnapped and deposited on a wild moor. He returns to the village of his youth, slightly disorientated, and battles an American gangster who has taken control of the settlement.

Irish and Proud of It
Directed byDonovan Pedelty
Produced byVictor M. Greene
Donovan Pedelty
Written byDorothea Donn-Byrne
David Evans
Donovan Pedelty
StarringRichard Hayward
Dinah Sheridan
Liam Gaffney
Music byColin Wark
CinematographyGermain Burger
Geoffrey Faithfull
Edited byHans Nieter
Crusade Films
Distributed byParamount Pictures
Release date
November 1936
Running time
78 minutes
CountryIrish Free State
United Kingdom

It was made at Wembley Studios as a quota quickie for release by the British subsidiary of Paramount Pictures.[2]




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  • Low, Rachael. Filmmaking in 1930s Britain. George Allen & Unwin, 1985.
  • Wood, Linda. British Films, 1927-1939. British Film Institute, 1986.

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