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After inheriting his father's title, the young noble Hugh O'Connell is taken hostage by the English viceroy but escapes to lead an uprising.
Mark Eden had his first starring role in this film, but during the third day of shooting he had to jump off a horse and run down a hill; he caught his foot in a rabbit hole and broke his ankle. This resulted in him being dropped from the film and losing his five-year contract with Disney.
My father taught me that victory goes to him that takes the greatest risk.
The song "O'Donnell Aboo," which is sung at the film's conclusion was not written until the 1840s and refers to events in the Nine Year's War, which took place from 1593 to 1602. The film begins in 1587, prior to the conflict.
The version shown on television had an opening scene featuring Queen Elizabeth I, but this scene was omitted in the theatrical version.