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Shake Hands with the Devil (1959)

Not Rated
111 min | Action, Drama, History

In 1920s Ireland, I.R.A. members are being lead by the war mongering Dr. Sean Lenihan (James Cagney), as they fight oppressive British forces.
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Writers
Rearden Conner (novel) | Marian Spitzer (adaptation) (as Marian Thompson) | Ivan Goff | Ben Roberts
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Updated Jun 24, 1959

Release date
Jun 24, 1959 (United States)

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34 cast members
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James Cagney
Sean Lenihan Sean Lenihan   See fewer
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Don Murray
Kerry O'Shea Kerry O'Shea   See fewer
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Dana Wynter
Jennifer Curtis Jennifer Curtis   See fewer
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Glynis Johns
Kitty Brady Kitty Brady   See fewer
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Michael Redgrave
The General The General   See fewer
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Sybil Thorndike
Lady Fitzhugh Lady Fitzhugh   See fewer
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Cyril Cusack
Chris Noonan Chris Noonan   See fewer
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Marianne Benet
Mary Madigan Mary Madigan   See fewer
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John Breslin
Timmy McGrath Timmy McGrath   See fewer
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Harry Brogan
Tom Cassidy Tom Cassidy   See fewer
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Robert Brown
First Sergeant 'Black & Tans' First Sergeant 'Black & Tans'   See fewer
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Christopher Casson
Brigadier Brigadier   See fewer
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John Cairney
Mike O'Callaghan Mike O'Callaghan   See fewer
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Harry H. Corbett
Clancy (as Harry Corbett) Clancy (as Harry Corbett)   See fewer
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Eileen Crowe
Mrs. Madigan Mrs. Madigan   See fewer
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Allan Cuthbertson
Captain (as Alan Cuthbertson) Captain (as Alan Cuthbertson)   See fewer
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Donal Donnelly
Willie Lafferty Willie Lafferty   See fewer
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Wilfred Downing
Tommy Connor Tommy Connor   See fewer
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Eithne Dunne
Eileen O'Leary Eileen O'Leary   See fewer
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Richard Harris
Terence O'Brien Terence O'Brien   See fewer
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William Hartnell
Sergeant Jenkins Sergeant Jenkins   See fewer
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John Le Mesurier
British General British General   See fewer
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Niall MacGinnis
Michael O'Leary Michael O'Leary   See fewer
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Patrick McAlinney
Donovan, bartender Donovan, bartender   See fewer
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Ray McAnally
Paddy Nolan Paddy Nolan   See fewer
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Clive Morton
Sir Arnold Fielding Sir Arnold Fielding   See fewer
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Noel Purcell
Liam O'Sullivan Liam O'Sullivan   See fewer
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Peter Reynolds
Captain 'Black & Tans' Captain 'Black & Tans'   See fewer
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Christopher Rhodes
Colonel Smithson Colonel Smithson   See fewer
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Ronnie Walsh
Sergeant 'Black & Tans' (as Ronald Walsh) Sergeant 'Black & Tans' (as Ronald Walsh)   See fewer
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Alan White
Captain Fleming Captain Fleming   See fewer
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T.P. McKenna
Unknown (uncredited) Unknown (uncredited)   See fewer
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7 / 10 | 1,071 votes