Kathleen Mavourneen (1937)

Genres - Musical, Romance  |   Countries - Ireland, UK  |  
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Filmed in Ireland, Kathleen is a fanciful bit of blarney predicated on the ballad "Kathleen Mavourneen". American actress Sally O'Neill stars as Kathleen O'Moore, the romantic bone of contention between Michael Rooney (Tom Burke) and Dennis O'Dwyer (Jack Daly). The two rivals team up to rescue Kathleen from her nasty aunt Hannah (Ethel Gryffies), who has arranged a loveless but profitable marriage for the girl. Several prominent Irish stage actors, notably Sarry Allgood and Denis O'Neal, are cast in pivotal roles. The story of "Kathleen Mavourneen" had previously been filmed several times, once with movie vamp Theda Bara in the lead!

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aunt, cafe, career, family, forbidden-love, Ireland, love, love-triangle, marriage, romance, songwriter, waiter