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The Original Thunderbolt and Lightfoot
Rock Hudson, Barbara Rush, and Jeff Morrow came over from America to appear with a cast of Irish players starring in Captain Lightfoot. It’s a story of Ireland in the post Napoleonic era with the dashing Captain Thunderbolt looking for a successor to carry on with banditry and villainy all in the cause of a free Ireland.
Morrow is the legendary Thunderbolt getting on in years and when in the guise of a parson spots young Rock Hudson taking on a British dragoon. That was it, Morrow has found his man.
He also finds his son-in-law as well as his daughter Barbara Rush eventually falls for Hudson who after a period where she thinks of him as a country bumpkin, starts falling for him. She names his Lightfoot because of lack of ability on the dance floor. There relationship is not approved of by Morrow and first and Rush is a spitfire. There’s a lot of borrowing from The Taming Of The Shrew here.
Hudson seems a bit ill at ease in a part that a young Errol Flynn would have gone to town with. Also if you’ve seen Douglas Fairbanks, Jr. in The Fighting O’Flynn with that kind of élan Fairbanks brought to the part it was a shame he was about 15 years too old for the role.
Rush and Morrow are great and the Irish locations and the talents of the supporting cast, many of them members of the Abbey Theater really do make the film a visual treat and a treat for the ears. The finale involving storming the castle at Ballymoor is well staged.
He wasn’t well cast, but the role did no harm to the rising career of Rock Hudson.
While Douglas Sirk won’t be everybody’s cup of tea, which was as true then as to now, he was an interesting director. Perhaps best known for the last of his three primary periods which consisted namely of melodramas, that were always very well made and mostly well acted too but were either intense and moving or pure soap and unintentional camp. Another main reason for seeing ‘Captain Lightfoot’ was for one of his main lead actors Rock Hudson, who gave some of his best work under Sirk (with him being one of not many directors to fully understand Hudson’s strengths).
‘Captain Lightfoot’, made when Sirk was nearing the end of his middle period, is not among the best films of either of them or one of the best of its genre. Sirk did better with especially ‘Imitation of Life’ and ‘All That Heaven Allows’. As far as his filmography goes ‘Captain Lightfoot’ is around middle of the pack level. Hudson though comes off better and one can see why he was a popular leading man at the time and in Sirk’s, who again really knew what to do with him and what he particularly excelled in, films.
Hudson is an immensely likeable lead, with such an endearing good nature and the charm and charisma factors are there. Barbara Rush is alluring and not too sugary, her chemistry with Hudson is sensitively charming and even if it is very cliched it didn’t feel too rushed. Jeff Morrow is even better than the two of them, his performance brimming with authority. The supporting cast are not exceptional but are sturdy enough. Sirk’s direction has skill and has some energy.
The film looks great, being very lavishly produced and the photography is very sumptuous. The music has the right amount of heroism, sensitivity and edge. Enough of the writing amuses and charms and the story likewise in parts.
At other points though, the story seemed a little uneventful and could have done with more oomph pace-wise. With the pacing sometimes being rather dull and not containing enough excitement. The script would have been better than it turned out if time constraints were kinder to it, there was a rushedly-written feel to it and with not enough time to give any depth to the characters or what goes on. Which all felt underdeveloped, with some vague politics, and some real credulity straining.
Sirk’s direction has moments but he didn’t seem in full command of the story, some of it came over as routine.
Overall, worth the look but not great. 6/10
Original Language en
Runtime 1 hr 32 min (92 min)
Genre Adventure, Drama, History
Director Douglas Sirk
Writer W.R. Burnett, Oscar Brodney
Actors Rock Hudson, Barbara Rush, Jeff Morrow
Country United States
Production Company N/A
Sound Mix 4-Track Stereo (Western Electric Recording)
Aspect Ratio 2.55 : 1
Laboratory Technicolor, Hollywood (CA), USA (color)
Film Length N/A
Negative Format 35 mm
Cinematographic Process CinemaScope (anamorphic)
Printed Film Format 35 mm