February 24, 2017


Hungry Hill – 1947 | 92 mins | Drama | B&W

Plot Synopsis

Hungry Hill

Stirring Irish saga based on the epic novel by Daphne du Maurier about the bitter feud between two Irish families. Set in 1840 and spanning three generations of the Broderick Family. High-spirited Fanny Rose (Margaret Lockwood) toys with the affections of two brothers, Henry (Michael Denison) and Greyhound John Brodwick (Dennis Price). There’s also animosity from the villagers towards businessman Copper John Brodrick (Cecil Parker) who’s taken over their land to open his mine. Broderick’s bitter feud with the Donovan family over land and the mining of it leads to a feud which is destined to bring death and destruction to Hungry Hill.

Production Team

Brian Desmond Hurst: Director
Alex Vetchinsky: Art Direction
Desmond Dickinson: Cinematography
Muir Mathieson: Conductor
Eleanor Abbey: Costume Design
Alan Jaggs: Film Editing
Vivienne Walker: Makeup Department
Tony Sforzini: Makeup Department
John Greenwood: Original Music
William Sistrom: Producer
Daphne Du Maurier: Script
Terence Young Additional dialogue: Script
Desmond Dew: Sound Department
WH Lindop: Sound Department
Kenneth Heeley-Ray: Sound Department


Margaret Lockwood: Fanny Rose
Dennis Price: Greyhound John Brodrick
Cecil Parker: Copper John Brodrick
Michael Denison: Henry Brodrick
FJ McCormick: Old Tim
Arthur Sinclair: Morty Donovan
Jean Simmons: Jane Brodrick
Eileen Crowe: Bridget
Eileen Herlie: Katherine
Barbara Waring: Barbara Brodrick

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