7.2/10
130
7 user

The Master of Ballantrae (1984)

The story of two brothers, Scottish noblemen whose family is torn apart by the Jacobite rising of 1745.

Director:

Writers:

(teleplay), (novel) | 1 more credit »
Reviews
Nominated for 3 Primetime Emmys. See more awards »

Photos

Add Image Add an image

Do you have any images for this title?

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

Beautiful and naïve Maggy Lunel arrives in Paris completely broke. She becomes an artist's model and the toast of Paris, attracting the attention of Picasso-like painter Julien Mistral, an ... See full summary »

Stars: Stefanie Powers, Lee Remick, Stacy Keach
Action | Adventure | History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

Two noble Scottish brothers deliberately take opposite sides when Bonnie Prince Charlie returns to claim the throne of Scotland in order to preserve the family fortune.

Director: William Keighley
Stars: Errol Flynn, Roger Livesey, Anthony Steel
Antony and Cleopatra (TV Movie 1984)
Drama | History | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

After the murder of her lover Caesar, Egypt's queen Cleopatra needs a new ally. She seduces his probable successor Mark Antony. This develops into real love and slowly leads to a war with the other possible successor: Octavius.

Director: Lawrence Carra
Stars: James Avery, Sharon Barr, Michael Billington
The Day After Tomorrow (TV Movie 1976)
Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

The crew of the lightship Altares are lost in space when the craft is struck by a meteor shower and goes out of control.

Director: Charles Crichton
Stars: Ed Bishop, Brian Blessed, Joanna Dunham
Edit

Cast

Credited cast:
...
...
...
Nickolas Grace ...
...
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
...
Pinkerton
...
Chew
Brian Coburn ...
John Mountain
...
Pavel Douglas ...
Richard Driscoll ...
McGregor (as Steven Craine)
Donald Eccles ...
...
Captain Harris
Don Henderson ...
Hicks
Kim Hicks ...
Edit

Storyline

The story of two brothers, Scottish noblemen whose family is torn apart by the Jacobite rising of 1745.

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Adventure

Edit

Details

Country:

|

Language:

Release Date:

31 January 1984 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Hallmark Hall of Fame: The Master of Ballantrae (#33.2)  »

Filming Locations:

 »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Connections

Edited into Hallmark Hall of Fame (1951) See more »

Soundtracks

The Rising of the Moon
(uncredited)
Traditional
[bagpipes playing in background as James leaves to fight for Bonnie Prince Charlie]
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

You Can't Make a Silk Purse Out of a Sow's Ear.
16 May 2004 | by (Parma Heights,Ohio,U.S.A.) – See all my reviews



The previous reviewer has commented,and quie rightly so,that this is a convoluted,hard-to follow screenplay.Well,it's really essential that one consider the original story.It's NOT a swashbuckler,but,rather a character study in a swashbuckling setting.The 2 brothers shown in this tale are actually the 2 sides of a total personality,seeking integration.(THAT was the entire point of Jeykll and Hyde.)It's been set during a perod of historical turbulence,in order for the drama to proceed.

There was an earlier production,filmed in 1953 or so,that was designed as a vehicle for Flynn.And,to be perfectly frank, that was about all that it was good for.It was a historical romance-pirate movie.This one at least makes some attempt to follow the original plot.And the cast does a good job with some confusing material.

HISTORICAL NOTE:The real Captain Teach(also known as Blackbeard)had been dead for almost 28 years before this story opens.So,it's not accurate historically.But Mr. Blessed has so much fun with the character,playing hims as a psychotic version of Orson Welles,that it's immensely enjoyable.


4 of 4 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?