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In 1971, Peter Bogdanovich was, perhaps, America’s most promising young filmmaker, having directed the remarkable “Targets” (1968) and “The Last Picture Show” (1971) earning him an Academy Award nomination for the latter.
Based on a story by Peter B. Kyne, the long-lost John Ford silent Shamrock Handicap begins in Ireland. Because he refuses to collect rent payments from his impoverished tenants, kindly Irish nobleman Sir Miles Gaffney is in danger of losing his estate.
Captain Donald King of the British Army goes to India just as World War I breaks out, convincing his comrades that he is a coward. In reality, he is on a secret mission to rescue British soldiers held prisoner there.