Shake Hands with the Devil (1959)

In 1921 Dublin, the IRA battles the "Black & Tans," special British forces given to harsh measures. Irish-American medical student Kerry O'Shea hopes to stay aloof, but saving a wounded friend gets him outlawed, and inexorably drawn into the rebel organization...under his former professor Sean Lenihan, who has "shaken hands with the devil" and begun to think of fighting as an end in itself. Complications arise when Kerry falls for a beautiful English hostage, and the British offer a peace treaty that is not enough to satisfy Lenihan.

Directing:
  • Michael Anderson
Writing:
  • Ivan Goff
  • Ben Roberts
  • Rearden Conner
themoviedb icon 6.8/10
  • Release Date: 1959-06-24
  • Views: 830
  • Country: IE, US
  • Language: English
  • Runtime: 111

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Richard Harris

Terence O'Brien

Cyril Cusack

Chris Noonan

Don Murray

Kerry O'Shea

Glynis Johns

Kitty Brady

William Hartnell

Sergeant Jenkins

Sybil Thorndike

Lady Fitzhugh

Dana Wynter

Jennifer Curtis

James Cagney

Sean Lenihan

Michael Redgrave

The General

John Le Mesurier

British General

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Michael O'Leary

Ray McAnally

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