Film stars are at the Theatre Royal for a glamorous Dublin premiere of the film 'Captain Boycott'.

Expectations are high before the first screening in Ireland of 'Captain Boycoltt' directed by Frank Launder and based on the novel by Philip Rooney.

An effort is been made to cordon off the crowds gathered inside and outside the Theatre Royal, on Dublin’s Hawkins Street as they try to catch a glimpse of the stars arriving for the event.

Ministers of state, films stars, stage actresses, newspaper men, reporters, they’re all pushing in.

The Emerald Girls Pipe Band in Dublin have created a musical arrangement to welcome some of the stars. First to make an appearance is the Welsh actor Mervyn Johns who plays the bailiff Watty Connell,

A chara, begorrah, it’s nice to be in this fair city of yours.

Next to arrive is Cecil Parker who plays the title role of Captain Boycott. He is followed by the actors Joan Greenwood and Hazel Court. They are not in the film, but have come to Dublin especially for the premiere. Of the Irish cast members, actors Noel Purcell and Eddie Byrne are present.

Anticipation mounts for the imminent arrival of the film’s lead actors Stewart Granger and Kathleen Ryan.

A Radio Éireann report recorded on 13 September 1947. The reporter is Eamonn Andrews.

This report uses terminology acceptable at the time of recording which now may be considered offensive.

From the RTÉ Archives Acetate Disc Collection which has been digitised with the support of the Broadcasting Authority of Ireland (BAI) Archiving Scheme.