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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
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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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Nell Ballantyne ...
Jessie
Jameson Clark ...
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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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Film debut of Annette Crosbie. 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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Arranged by Cedric Thorpe Davie
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Slight and whimsical but very enjoyable
28 August 2002 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

On a small Scottish island a ruling is made by the elders that no more first cousins will be allowed to marry in order to stop inbreeding and all that comes with it. Sadly for Ewan he is due to marry his first cousin. With the romance off Ewan travels to the mainland in order to get himself a wife. However several cases of mistaken intentions and mistaken identity find Ewan on the run from the police and trying to get back home.

I found this o the backwaters of channel 4 at about 4 am! I taped it as I always try to see as many different things as I can, rather than just relying on my multiplex to show me what exists in the cinematic world. The plot is very basic and a bit strange in that it admits that the islanders are inbred. However our hero is a huge man who appears strapping and not inbred at all! He sets off to find a wife but instead only fins whimsical misunderstandings and innocent humour. It's all very slight and never very funny but it has an affable mood about it and is warming if not hilarious.

Some of the accents are a bit off but most are OK. Travers plays the giant hero well and is as innocent a man as the role required. People like Cole and Terry Thomas with Scottish accents are a bit iffy but are amusing – especially Cole who was an old hand in film by 1959, having been a child actor.

Overall this is enjoyable and is interesting to see now because it's a type of film not made any more. I can't think of a single film that is recent that is as whimsical as this. The photography is great and Scotland looks beautiful in the constant sun (really – that's how it is!). An enjoyable, if slight, experience.


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