In rural 1840's Scotland, Gavin Dishart arrives to become the new "little minister" of Thrums's Auld Licht church. He meets a mysterious young gypsy girl in the dens and to his horror ... See full summary »
In rural 1840's Scotland, Gavin Dishart arrives to become the new "little minister" of Thrums's Auld Licht church. He meets a mysterious young gypsy girl in the dens and to his horror Babbie draws him into her escape from the soldiers after she incites a Luddite riot. But unknown to Gavin, Babbie is more than she seems. And they must overcome her secret, the villagers' fears of her, and worst of all, Gavin's devotion to his mother's sensibilities, before they can openly declare their love. Written by
A charming film, if slow-moving at times. I found it curious that the little Auld Licht church in the village of Thrums had a precentor (a cantor who would line out the psalms for the congregation) visible in each church scene, but who was never heard to precent. Instead, the director had some faint organ music playing in the background, something likely unheard of in the time and tradition depicted in the film! It would have been considered sacrilegious to the conservative church of Thrums to have instrumential music in a place of worship.
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