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      Beloved Enemy

      Released Dec 25, 1936 1h 30m Drama List
      100% Tomatometer 5 Reviews 33% Audience Score Fewer than 50 Ratings In 1921, British Lord Athleigh (Henry Stephenson) arrives in Dublin with his daughter, Helen (Merle Oberon), to engage in peace talks. As wanted Irish rebel leader Dennis Riordan (Brian Aherne) is not recognized in public, he is able to move about freely and saves the Athleighs from an assassination attempt by a radical faction. Dennis and Helen meet again and, unaware of his position, Helen falls in love with him. Later when Dennis admits his identity, Helen must make a fateful decision. Read More Read Less

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      Variety Staff Variety They have conceived a romantic tragedy between the leader of the Irish insurrectionists and the titled daughter of a British conciliator, and the result is more fantastic than anything. G.A. Henty ever invented. Dec 27, 2023 Full Review Frank S. Nugent New York Times A fine and mature and dignified drama of the Irish Rebellion of 1921, it has the stamp of quality on each of its departments -- story, direction, performance and production -- and it tempts us mightily to revise our tentative list of this year's best ten. Dec 27, 2023 Full Review Pare Lorentz McCall's It is too long and too delicate to be a legend of Michael Collins; it is too well-produced and played not to be seen. Dec 27, 2023 Full Review Ann Ross Maclean's Magazine Its weakness seems to be that it has too many elements and too many points of view, that it tends to mount its horse and ride off in all directions. Oct 7, 2019 Full Review TV Guide Staff TV Guide The screen is charged with fiery passion, good chase sequences, fine melodrama, and touching dialog between the two lovers about the stupidity of killing in the name of political gain. Strong performances from everyone involved. Feb 23, 2012 Full Review Read all reviews

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      nick s Great production value for the era with awesome sets, but it soon became clear this was going to be another forbidden romance with all the usual conflicts. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 11/23/23 Full Review Audience Member Romantic drama with a decent enough historical background and period setting to it. It's a little ordinary in this respect, but well made. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 02/06/23 Full Review Audience Member good mix of weepie plus rom-dram= this one Rated 4 out of 5 stars 01/21/23 Full Review Audience Member great cast good stuff Rated 4 out of 5 stars 02/25/23 Full Review Read all reviews Post a rating

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      Synopsis In 1921, British Lord Athleigh (Henry Stephenson) arrives in Dublin with his daughter, Helen (Merle Oberon), to engage in peace talks. As wanted Irish rebel leader Dennis Riordan (Brian Aherne) is not recognized in public, he is able to move about freely and saves the Athleighs from an assassination attempt by a radical faction. Dennis and Helen meet again and, unaware of his position, Helen falls in love with him. Later when Dennis admits his identity, Helen must make a fateful decision.
      Director
      H. C. Potter
      Screenwriter
      William Brown Meloney
      Production Co
      The Samuel Goldwyn Company, Howard Productions
      Genre
      Drama
      Original Language
      English
      Release Date (Theaters)
      Dec 25, 1936, Limited
      Release Date (Streaming)
      Jul 14, 2020
      Runtime
      1h 30m
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