Captain Lightfoot (1955)


Captain Lightfoot (1955)

In 1815, Michael Martin, member of an Irish revolutionary society, turns highwayman to support it, and is forced to flee into outlawry. In Dublin, he meets famous rebel "Captain Thunderbolt" and becomes his second-in-command, "Lightfoot." 'Tis a perilous life, with captures, turncoats, rescues, and romance.
IMDb  6.2 /10
Director Douglas Sirk
Writer W.R. Burnett
Writer Oscar Brodney
Release Date1955-03-26
Runtime1h 32mins
GenreAdventure, Drama, History, Romance, War
Content RatingApproved (Approved)
CompanyUniversal International Pictures (UI)
Michael Martin, aka Capt. Lightfoot
Aga Doherty
John Doherty, aka Capt. Thunderbolt
Lady Anne More
Regis Donnell
Sheila Brennan
Sheila Brennan
Harry Goldblatt
Harry Goldblatt
Charles B. Fitzsimons
Charles B. Fitzsimons
Dan Shanley (as Charles FitzSimons)
Christopher Casson
Christopher Casson
Lord Clonmell
Philip O'Flynn
Philip O'Flynn
Shay Gorman
Shay Gorman
Tim Keenan
Desmond (High Steward) (as Kenneth Mac Donald)

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.

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.


  • Rock Hudson as Michael Martin, aka "Lightfoot"
  • Barbara Rush as Aga Doherty
  • Jeff Morrow as John Doherty, aka "Capt. Thunderbolt"
  • Kathleen Ryan as Lady Anne More
  • Finlay Currie as Callahan
  • Denis O'Dea as Regis Donnell
  • Geoffrey Toone as Captain Hood
  • Hilton Edwards as Lord Glen
  • Sheila Brennan as Waitress
  • Harry Goldblatt as Brady
  • Charles B. Fitzsimons as Dan Shanley
  • Christopher Casson as Lord Clonmell
  • Philip O'Flynn as Trim