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For audiences who had just seen Larry Parks rise to fame in his "Jolson" roles, this must have seemed a bit of a stretch for the actor in 1948--a swashbuckling role tailored for an action star. But to his credit, Parks gives a believable performance as the man who wants the clans to stop feuding so he can marry his sweetheart (Ellen Drew) and live a peaceful life happily ever after.
It's all filmed in gorgeous settings with lush Technicolor values and there's a stirring background score by Hugo Friedhofer with Scottish themes filling the soundtrack.
A good supporting cast of Columbia players includes Ray Collins, Marc Platt, George Macready, Edgar Buchanan and Michael Duane. Ellen Drew makes a lovely heroine in a strictly one-dimensional role.
Purely predictable escapist stuff, it's handsomely packaged, good for light entertainment and moves at a quick pace. The color photography is mighty impressive.
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