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When young David Balfour arrives at his uncle's bleak Scottish house to claim his inheritance his relative first tries to murder him then has him shipped off to be sold as a slave in the ... See full summary »

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When young David Balfour arrives at his uncle's bleak Scottish house to claim his inheritance his relative first tries to murder him then has him shipped off to be sold as a slave in the colonies. Fortunately for the lad he strikes up a friendship with Alan Breck escaping from Bonnie Prince Charlie's defeat at Culludon. When the ship's captain tries to kill Breck for his money the two manage to get to land and set out for Edinburgh dodging the ruthless Redcoats. Written by Jeremy Perkins <jwp@aber.ac.uk>

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Robert Louis Stevenson's Great Adventure Story...Now a Monumental Motion Picture!


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9 June 1972 (Portugal)  »

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This film's Director of Photography Paul Beeson was also the Director of Photography for the film Kidnapped (1960), which was also based on the same Robert Louis Stevenson novel, but which was produced by a different company. See more »

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For All My Days
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Music by Roy Budd
Lyrics by Jack Fishman
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A Good Movie; Falters A Bit At The End
21 April 2003 | by (Niagara Region, Ontario, Canada) – See all my reviews

As a history lesson about the Jacobite Rebellion this fails, but as a movie for the whole family it's entertaining and a good cast makes it fun to watch.

Michael Caine is Alan Breck, determined that the Stuarts should have retained the throne of England, who befriends young David Balfour (Lawrence Douglas) and sets off on a journey with him to Edinburgh, sharing a variety of adventures along the way. In a limited role, Donald Pleasance added to the fun of the movie as the curmudgeonly Ebenezer Balfour (David's uncle).

It was all working together quite well, I thought, until the very end of the movie, and I thought too much was left hanging with the way it concluded. So an entertaining but historically inaccurate movie ended with a bit of a letdown.

7/10


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