Ireland. 1815. Irish rebel Rock Hudson, Captain Lightfoot, turns highwayman to support the cause. Forced to flee to Dublin, he meets rebel leader Jeff Morrow and becomes his second in command. Danger, thrills, and plots soon follow, as does romance with Jeff Morrow's daughter. the beautiful Barbara Rush. The real-life Lord and Lady Mount Sharles have cameo roles as "English Gentleman" and English Lady." The scenery is pretty.
Produced by Ross Hunter and directed by Douglas Sirk, Captain Lightfoot was adapted from W. R. Burnett's best selling novel by Burnett and Oscar Brodney.