Beloved Enemy. 1936. USA. Directed by H. C. Potter. Screenplay by John Balderston, Rose Franken, William Brown Meloney. With Merle Oberon, Brian Ahern, David Niven. 35mm. 90 min.
In the wake of a 1921 bombing in Dublin, dedicated Irish republican Dennis Riordan falls in love with Lady Helen Drummond—whose father is leading the peace talks on behalf of Great Britain. Tempers fly and angry comments are made at the negotiating table, but there remains great hope for common ground. A very young David Niven plays a charming British army officer.