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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.

  1. Michael Anderson


  2. Rearden Conner


  3. Ben Roberts


  4. Ivan Goff


Top Billed Cast

  1. James Cagney

    James Cagney

    Sean Lenihan

  2. Don Murray

    Don Murray

    Kerry O'Shea

  3. Dana Wynter

    Dana Wynter

    Jennifer Curtis

  4. Glynis Johns

    Glynis Johns

    Kitty Brady

  5. Michael Redgrave

    Michael Redgrave

    The General

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Shake Hands with the Devil
Shake Hands with the Devil



Status Released

Release Information

  • June 24, 1959


Original Language English

Runtime 1h 51m

Budget -

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