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Bonnie Prince Charlie (1948)

Passed  -  Biography | Drama | History  -  26 October 1948 (UK)
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Margaret Leighton ...
Flora MacDonald
Judy Campbell ...
Clementine Walkinshaw
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Lord George Murray
Morland Graham ...
Donald
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Marquis of Tullibardine
Elwyn Brook-Jones ...
Duke of Cumberland
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Blind Jimmie
Hector Ross ...
Glenalandale
Hugh Kelly ...
Lieutenant Ingleby
Charles Goldner ...
Captain Ferguson
Henry Oscar ...
Martin Miller ...
George II
Franklin Dyall ...
Macdonald
Herbert Lomas ...
Kinloch Moidart
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Robert Coote was cast but dropped out. See more »

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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 »

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Featured in Scotland on Screen (2009) See more »

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The Skye Boat Song
Lyrics by Sir Harold Boulton, tune collected by Annie MacLeod (Lady Wilson)
Sung by a choir
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Neither dramatic nor good history-telling
31 October 1999 | by See all my reviews

It is difficult to imagine the producer choosing to run with such a poor script. The story of Bonnie Prince Charlie is well loved by so many and it deserved a good treatment. The script is uninteresting, the costumes are cheesy and the acting is bland, especially by David Niven as the Prince himself.

The story is not well put together. I barely knew I had witnessed the end of Culloden, one of Scotland's most famous battles and that the Prince has moved on to his flight into exile. The characters do not seem to be embodying their parts well. If you like battle re-enactments, it may be worth the checking out, but historical drama this is not (neither well-done history nor dramatic).


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