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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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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Ewan McEwan
George Cole ...
Police Sgt. Bruce
Bernadette O'Farrell ...
Siona
Duncan Macrae ...
H.Q. Police Sgt.
Alex Mackenzie ...
Finlay
Patricia Bredin ...
Margaret
Fiona Clyne ...
Katie
Dilys Laye ...
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)  »

Also Known As:

Ein Schotte auf Brautschau  »

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(RCA Sound System)

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1.66 : 1
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Trivia

Film debut of Annette Crosbie. See more »

Quotes

Police Sergeant Bruce: This looks like the biggest job we've had in years, Alec. Better get the bicycles out.
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Bagpipe Music
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Arranged by Gillie Callum
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Local Hero for an earlier generation
31 August 2002 | by (Scotland) – See all my reviews

This film deserves to be better known. If you liked Local Hero or Gregory's Girl, you will probably enjoy this one as well. It has the same quirky charm and unbelievably good weather to display the beauties of the Celtic fringe of Scotland. Some of the accents sound more Irish than Scottish, Bill Travers particularly, but he does make valiant efforts.

Not a deep film but a real delight, and well worth keeping to put in the VCR on a miserable winter's night.


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