Brian Aherne walks his bike down a soundstage cobblestone street in a publicity still from the 1936 Irish War of Independence drama-romance, Beloved Enemy. Aherne’s character is loosely based on Irish Republican hero Michael Collins. Merle Oberson plays an English aristocrat with whom Aherne’s Dennis Riordan tumbles in love. The original ending of the United Artists’ film had Aherne die in a gun battle, a new ending had him shot but surviving. And that’s the version that’s survived. Photo: Robert W. Coburn.