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The Brothers (1947)

| Drama | 7 July 1947 (UK)
The MacFarishes and the Macraes are lifelong enemies living on a remote island in the Western Isles of Scotland. Mary Lawson is a Scottish orphan brought up in a convent who arrives on the ... See full summary »

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Aeneas McGrath
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Fergus Macrae
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Hector Macrae
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Dugald
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Megs Jenkins ...
Angustina McFarish
James Woodburn ...
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Donald McAllister ...
George McFarish
Patrick Boxill ...
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The MacFarishes and the Macraes are lifelong enemies living on a remote island in the Western Isles of Scotland. Mary Lawson is a Scottish orphan brought up in a convent who arrives on the weekly steamer to come and work as a servant to the Macres. Mary is warned that she must have no dealings with the MacFarish family but living a lonely life she encourages the friendship of Will MacFarish with tragic consequences. Written by Mandemus

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The Worthy Scottish Successor to Our Great Hit - "I Know Where I'm Going!"

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Film debut of Duncan Macrae. See more »

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An eerie tale of tragedy in the Scottish Highlands
10 August 1999 | by See all my reviews

I have seen this film only once, around 1975, but remember it vividly. "The Brothers" is an eerie tale of tragedy in the Scottish Highlands. Set in the Isle of Skye (known as "Eilean a' Cheò/Isle of the Mist") amidst the Gaelic-speaking Celts who inhabit the island, it is full of mystery and superstition surrounding a stern old patriarch, his two sons and the Atlantic coastal community they inhabit. The ensuing tragic story of love and crime wrought by the son is worthy of Shakespeare or classic Greek plays. I was reminded of it somewhat by "The Field" with Richard Harris. If only this film were still available. Someone please re-release it!


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