The Poacher's Daughter (1958)

Genres - Comedy, Romance  |   Sub-Genres - Romantic Comedy  |   Run Time - 74 min.  |   Countries - Ireland, UK  |  
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One of the few Irish-made films of the 1950s to get an American release, The Poacher's Daughter stars Broadway actress Julie Harris, supported by members of the Abbey Players. Harris portrays an Irish colleen who sets her cap for Tim Seely, a young roisterer who's inherited a farm. Seely is a stranger to responsibility, and proves it by selling off his valuable sheep to buy a motorcycle. Thanks to the intervention of Harris's poacher father (Harry Brogan), Seely is dragged back to town and coerced into marriage at gunpoint. This is a comedy, mind you. Originally titled Sally's Irish Rogue, The Poacher's Daughter was based on George Shiels' stage play The New Gossoon.

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bachelor, boyfriend, chase, daughter, farming, father, girl, inheritance, Ireland, lady, love, marriage, motorcycle, philandering, poacher, responsibility, shotgun-wedding, wedding, woman