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Bonnie Prince Charlie (1948)

Passed | | Biography, Drama, History | 26 October 1948 (UK)
In the Jacobite Rising of 1745, the Young Pretender Bonnie Prince Charlie leads an insurrection to overthrow the Protestant House of Hanover and restore his family, the Catholic branch of the House of Stuart, to the British throne.

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Cast

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Morland Graham ...
Donald MacDonald
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Blind Jamie
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Clementina Walkinshaw
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Macleod
Charles Goldner ...
Capt. Ferguson
Elwyn Brook-Jones ...
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The Marquis of Tullibardine
Herbert Lomas ...
Kinloch Moidart
Hector Ross ...
Glenaladale
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Col. O'Sullivan
Franklin Dyall ...
MacDonald of Keppoch - Morar
Guy Le Feuvre ...
Cameron of Lochiel (as Guy Lefeuvre)
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Storyline

In 1743, James Francis Edward, Prince of Wales, son of deposed King James II of England and Ireland and VII of Scotland decides he is too old to return to England to reclaim the English, Scottish and Irish crowns. Living in exile in continental Europe, he summons his son Prince Charles Edward Stuart to name him Prince Regent and entrust him with the task of reclaiming the crowns from the sitting monarch, King George II. During the succession debacle, the House of Stuart received the support of their Catholic subjects, while King George II of the House of Hanover had the support of the Protestants. Catholic France supported the House of Stuart's claim to the English, Scottish and Irish thrones. In 1745, Prince Charles Edward Stuart, affectionately known as Bonnie Prince Charlie and The Young Pretender, is finally sent to Scotland with French support to reclaim the throne from George II for the House of Stuart. With a warship and seven companions, Prince Charlie lands on a Scottish ... Written by nufs68

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From the studios of Alexander Korda a $3,500,000 spectacle in Technicolor. See more »


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26 October 1948 (UK)  »

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Anthony Kimmins' Production Bonnie Prince Charlie  »

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$3,500,000 (estimated)
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(RCA Sound System)

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1.37 : 1
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Trivia

The film takes place from 1745 to 1746. See more »

Goofs

When the Prince flees to Skye, "The Skye Boat Song" is heard in the background. This song was written in the 1880s, whereas the action of the film takes place in 1745-6. See more »

Connections

Featured in Dream Me Up Scotty! (2013) See more »

Soundtracks

The Skye Boat Song
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Lyrics by Sir Harold Boulton, tune collected by Annie MacLeod (Lady Wilson)
Sung by a choir
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Charlie not so 'bonnie'.
23 December 2011 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

Not a bad movie but badly in need of restoration. This was a very sad time in Scottish history. Charles brought years of hardship to the Highlands. His grandfather James 2nd tried to get his throne back 56 years earlier in Ireland. He landed there with a French force with the view to conquer Ireland, then Scotland & England. Causing hardship at the Siege of Londonderry, he was finally defeated at the Battle of the Boyne. This crazy ex king & then his nutty grandson 56 years later caused the misery of thousands of people. Charles could not even speak Gaelic, the language of the highlanders. His English was'not very good either.


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