The Hills of Donegal (film)

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The Hills of Donegal is a 1947 British drama film directed by John Argyle and starring Dinah Sheridan, James Etherington and Moore Marriott. [1] It follows a young Irish woman who abandons a promising career as singer to get married, only to discover that her husband is not the man she thought he was.



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  1. "The Hills of Donegal (1947)". Archived from the original on 13 January 2009. Retrieved 21 July 2016.