About the film
Shake Hands with the Devil
Release Date: June 24, 1959
|Slogan||:||«A story of love and hate...and the sudden sound of guns!»|
|Production Companies||:||Troy Films, Pennebaker Productions|
|Producers||:||Robert Lennard, Walter Seltzer, Michael Anderson, Georges Glass, Bill Kirby|
|Writers||:||Ivan Goff, Ben Roberts, Rearden Conner, Marian Spitzer|
In 1921 Dublin, the IRA battles the "Black & Tans," special British forces given to harsh measures. Irish-American medical student Kerry O'Shea hopes to stay aloof, but saving a wounded friend gets him outlawed, and inexorably drawn into the rebel organization...under his former professor Sean Lenihan, who has "shaken hands with the devil" and begun to think of fighting as an end in itself. Complications arise when Kerry falls for a beautiful English hostage, and the British offer a peace treaty that is not enough to satisfy Lenihan.