The Luck of the Irish (1936 film)

The Luck of the Irish is a British drama film directed by Donovan Pedelty, and starring Richard Hayward and Kay Walsh. It was based on a novel by Victor Haddick, and written by Victor Haddick and Donovan Pedelty.

The Luck of the Irish
Directed byDonovan Pedelty
Produced byVictor M. Greene
Richard Hayward
Donovan Pedelty
Written byDonovan Pedelty
Victor Haddick (novel)
StarringRichard Hayward
Kay Walsh
Music byHubert Bath
CinematographyJames Wilson
Crusade Films
Distributed byParamount British Pictures
Release date
15 September 1936
Running time
80 minutes
CountryUnited Kingdom

It was made as a quota film at Elstree Studios.[1] The production company Crusade Films had a contract to supply films for release by the British subsidiary of Paramount Pictures. The film's sets were designed by the art director Andrew Mazzei.


An Irishman tries to save his ancestral home through the fortunes of a racehorse.


  • Richard Hayward as Sam Mulhern
  • Nan Cullen as Widow Whistler
  • Charles Fagan as Sergeant Doyle
  • Meta Grainger as Lady O'Donnel
  • Harold Griffin as Simon Reid
  • John M. Henderson as Sir Richard O'Donnel
  • R. H. MacCandless as Gavin Grogan
  • Niall MacGinnis as Derek O'Neill
  • Jimmy Mageean as Sir Brian O'Neill
  • Charlotte Tedlie as Hortense O'Neill
  • Kay Walsh as Eileen O'Donnel


  1. ^ Wood, p. 86


  • Wood, Linda. British Films, 1927-1939. British Film Institute, 1986.

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