Scotch on the Rocks (1953)
"Laxdale Hall" (original title)

Approved  |   |  Comedy, Romance  |  5 June 1954 (USA)
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A parliamentary delegation is sent to a remote community in the Scottish Highlands where the residents are protesting at their poor links with the outside world. After a few days amongst ... See full summary »



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Ronald Squire ...
General Matheson
Kathleen Ryan ...
Catriona Matheson
Raymond Huntley ...
Samuel Pettigrew, M.P.
Hugh Marvell, M.P.
Andrew Flett
Jean Colin ...
Lucy Pettigrew
Jameson Clark ...
Roderick McLeod
Grace Gavin ...
Mrs. McLeod
Keith Faulkner ...
Peter McLeod
Morag McLeod
Kynaston Reeves ...
Rev. Ian Macaulay
Andrew Keir ...
Nell Ballantyne ...
Nurse Connachy
Roddy McMillan ...
Willie John Watt
Rikki Fulton ...
First Poacher


A parliamentary delegation is sent to a remote community in the Scottish Highlands where the residents are protesting at their poor links with the outside world. After a few days amongst them, the visitors come to appreciate the locals' lifestyle. Written by Ian Harries <>

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5 June 1954 (USA)  »

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Scotch on the Rocks  »

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First cinema film of Prunella Scales. See more »


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My Old Man (Said Follow the Van)
Written by Fred W. Leigh and Charles Collins
Sung by Pettigrew (Raymond Huntley) when he is in the hearse
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A superb film
26 September 2013 | by (New Zealand) – See all my reviews

Barely any modern films can compete with this funny, family-suitable, timeless movie. A brilliant, intelligent, patriotic, 'heart-warming' film with no crude humour and certainly no interpretive, arty stuff.

The classic conflict between the government and the minorities is perfectly managed in this movie with hilarious performances by Kynaston Reeves and Roddy McMillan. The landscape and weather portrayed in the movie leave an 'authentic' and realistic feel to the plot. This old time classic leaves most modern rubbish films in the dust.

Perfect for a Friday/ Saturday night at home with friends, with a 'feel-good' finish that will leave you inspired, unlike many depressing Hollywood films these days.

A must-see for anyone.

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