Dawn over Ireland (1938)

Genres - Drama  |   Sub-Genres - Melodrama, Political Drama  |   Run Time - 89 min.  |   Countries - Ireland  |  
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This Irish melodrama, set during the Fenian uprising of 1866, presents the saga of a family wrongfully accused of betraying their country. The film advances three generations to the end of the first World War. The family is still ostracized by the Irish. The two grandsons are tired of the way they have been treated. One becomes a British cop. The other drops out of society and stays alone. When the British troops invade their Irish village to put down another rebellion, the policeman leaves his post to join the rebel IRAs. The family name is finally cleared. Later when the drop out dies, it is revealed that he was a high-ranking IRA spy.

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agent [representative], aristocracy, Britain, conflict, courage, criminal, death, false-accusation, family, generation, generation-gap, grandson, honor [recognition], IRA (Irish Republican Army), Ireland, ostracism, police, politician, rebel, soldier, treason, troops, uprising