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The Bridal Path (1959)

Based on a novel by Nigel Tranter, The Bridal Path is a light-hearted look at the somewhat unfortunate results that can come of the continued marrying of fairly close cousins in a ... See full summary »

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Ewan McEwan
George Cole ...
Police Sgt. Bruce
Bernadette O'Farrell ...
Siona
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H.Q. Police Sgt.
Alex Mackenzie ...
Finlay
Patricia Bredin ...
Margaret
Fiona Clyne ...
Katie
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Isobel
Eddie Byrne ...
Mike Flanagan
Terry Scott ...
PC Donald
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PC Alec
Roddy McMillan ...
Murdo
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Barmaid
Nell Ballantyne ...
Jessie
Jameson Clark ...
PC at Crossroads
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Based on a novel by Nigel Tranter, The Bridal Path is a light-hearted look at the somewhat unfortunate results that can come of the continued marrying of fairly close cousins in a restricted and remote community. Set in the Hebrides off Scotland, the story tells how Ewan MacEwan leaves the isle of Eorsa in search of the perfect wife, but finally returns to marry Katie. Written by Malcolm Wilbur <malcolm@wn.net>

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30 May 1960 (Denmark)  »

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Ein Schotte auf Brautschau  »

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(RCA Sound System)

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1.66 : 1
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Film debut of Graham Crowden. See more »

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Police Sergeant Bruce: This looks like the biggest job we've had in years, Alec. Better get the bicycles out.
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Brocham Lom Tana Lom
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Arranged by Cedric Thorpe Davie
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Great film!
27 January 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I haven't seen The Bridal Path in years. It used to be shown occasionally in the US but it is becoming rare that anything but American films are aired on TV. I remember the movie very well however and loved the sound track that included a Gaelic Choir in the background as Ewan tramped the West Highlands searching out a wife. The shopping list the elders gave him was hilarious. (good legs for the chickens etc) One of the funniest scenes was after he had befriended a police dog (following his arrest) they later loosed the same dog on him in pursuit. (He having escaped) Ewen was jumping into a row boat and the Alsatian jumped in and sat down beside him wagging his tail! The cinematography was beautiful as well with the glorious highlands in colour. Along with the funny story, the music and the spectacular shots it is burned in my mind as a terrific wee film. I wish it were out on DVD! Tapadh leibh, Brian Mac Sheumais Ceanadach


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