Emil goes to Berlin to see his grandmother with a large amount of money and is offered sweets by a strange man that make him sleep. He wakes up at his stop with no money. It is up to him and a group of children to save the day.
Supported avidly by his mother and more reluctantly at first by his father, a working-class Austrian boy joins the Vienna Choirboys, where he proves to be unusually talented. The standard ... See full summary »
Lem Siddons is part of a traveling band who has a dream of becoming a lawyer. Deciding to settle down, he finds a job as a stockboy in the general store of a small town. Trying to fit in, ... See full summary »
Scotland, 1865. An old shepherd and his little Skye Terrier Bobby go to Edinburgh. But when the shepherd dies of pneumonia, the dog remains faithful to his master, refuses to be adopted by ... See full summary »
Ireland 1587. Hugh O'Donnell inherits the title of The O'Donnell, the prince of Donegal, and tries to unite Ireland to make war on England. But then Hugh is kidnapped and imprisoned by the Viceroy of Ireland and held ransom for the Clans' good behavior. Hugh must escape prison and the Viceroy's villainous henchman, Captain Leeds, before he can fight.Written by
The song "O'Donnell Aboo," which is sung at the film's conclusion was not written until the 1840s and refers to events in the Nine Year's War, which took place from 1593 to 1602. The film begins in 1587, prior to the conflict. See more »
[to Henry about crossdressing to escape capture]
You spenta lot of time chasing everything in skirts. Now you'll know how it feels.
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The version shown on television had an opening scene featuring Queen Elizabeth I, but this scene was omitted in the theatrical version. See more »
Music by Michael Joseph McCann (c. 1843)
Arranged by Eric Rogers
Heard instrumentally throughout the film on the soundtrack
Also sung by Andrew Keir and cast at conclusion See more »
Fighting Prince of Donegal film would be nice to show to 2nd generation
The 1966 Walt Disney film, The Fighting Prince of Donegal was a bright memory for those of us who saw it first run in 1966. My friends and I bought the book upon which the film was based. It was an opportunity to consider Irish history not told in the encyclopedia and the junior high textbooks available in our town. We followed the acting career of Susan Hampshire as far as we could.
For extra fun, We wrote short fictional stories and scenes to embellish parts we liked. We also wrote new fiction time travel stories based using these historic Irish settings. It was a lot of fun.
I write this to say that we hope someday to find the film, hope to buy it, and see it again. Should anyone be listening, this is a film that should be brought back out for sale.
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