5.1/10
206
10 user 1 critic

Bonnie Prince Charlie (1948)

Passed | | Biography, Drama, History | 26 October 1948 (UK)
In the Jacobite Rising of 1745, the Young Pretender Bonnie Prince Charlie leads an insurrection to overthrow the Protestant House of Hanover and restore his family, the Catholic branch of the House of Stuart, to the British throne.

Directors:

Anthony Kimmins, Alexander Korda (uncredited)

Writer:

Clemence Dane (screen play)
Reviews

Photos

Learn more

More Like This 

Adventure | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

A British aristocrat goes in disguise to France to rescue people from The Terror of the guillotine.

Directors: Michael Powell, Emeric Pressburger
Stars: David Niven, Margaret Leighton, Cyril Cusack
The Way Ahead (1944)
Drama | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

World War II drama that follows a group of British draftees, starting with their rigorous basic training, and ending with their deployment in North Africa.

Director: Carol Reed
Stars: David Niven, Stanley Holloway, James Donald
Enchantment (1948)
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

Uncle Rollo finally retires to the house he was brought up in. Lost in thoughts of his lost love, Lark, he does not want to be disturbed in his last days. However, the appearance of his ... See full summary »

Director: Irving Reis
Stars: David Niven, Teresa Wright, Evelyn Keyes
Island Rescue (1951)
Comedy | Drama | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

During WW2, British Major Valentine Moreland is tasked with rescuing a prized pedigree cow from the German-occupied Channel Island of Armorel.

Director: Ralph Thomas
Stars: David Niven, Glynis Johns, George Coulouris
Certificate: Passed Drama | Film-Noir | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

Seriously ill, concert pianist Karen Duncan is admitted to a Swiss sanitorium. Despite being attracted to Dr Tony Stanton she ignores his warnings of possibly fatal consequences unless she ... See full summary »

Director: André De Toth
Stars: Barbara Stanwyck, David Niven, Richard Conte
Certificate: Passed Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

After learning her multi-millionaire fiancé has already been married seven times, the daughter of a penniless marquis decides to tame him.

Director: Ernst Lubitsch
Stars: Claudette Colbert, Gary Cooper, Edward Everett Horton
Raffles (1939)
Adventure | Comedy | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

Man about town and First Class cricketer A.J. Raffles keeps himself solvent with daring robberies. Meeting Gwen from his schooldays and falling in love all over again, he spends the weekend... See full summary »

Directors: Sam Wood, William Wyler
Stars: David Niven, Olivia de Havilland, May Whitty
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  

A woman writes a best-selling book for women warning them about the "dangers" of men. A handsome photographer for a national magazine arrives in her town to do a feature story on her. Complications ensue.

Director: Frank Ross
Stars: Joan Caulfield, David Niven, James Robertson Justice
Crime | Mystery | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

The daughter of a murdered financier is working as a jewelry salesperson while she tracks those among her father's colleagues who plotted against him.

Director: Harold D. Schuster
Stars: Annabella, David Niven, Paul Lukas
Old Dracula (1974)
Comedy | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.1/10 X  

A faulty blood transfusion turns Dracula's wife black.

Director: Clive Donner
Stars: David Niven, Teresa Graves, Peter Bayliss
Drama | History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

Ginger Rogers is the daughter of boardinghouse owners in Washington, DC who falls in love with Aaron Burr and James Madison.

Director: Frank Borzage
Stars: Ginger Rogers, David Niven, Burgess Meredith
Adventure | Comedy | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

Retired British general Brunswick reminisces about the days when he was a colonel in charge of a British Army battalion fighting against native rebels in colonial India during the late 1800s.

Director: Tay Garnett
Stars: Stewart Granger, Walter Pidgeon, David Niven
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
David Niven ... Prince Charles Edward Stuart
Margaret Leighton ... Flora MacDonald
Morland Graham Morland Graham ... Donald MacDonald
John Laurie ... Blind Jamie
Jack Hawkins ... Lord George Murray
Judy Campbell ... Clementina Walkinshaw
Ronald Adam ... Macleod
Charles Goldner Charles Goldner ... Capt. Ferguson
Elwyn Brook-Jones Elwyn Brook-Jones ... The Duke of Cumberland
Finlay Currie ... The Marquis of Tullibardine
Herbert Lomas Herbert Lomas ... Kinloch Moidart
Hector Ross Hector Ross ... Glenaladale
John Longden ... Col. O'Sullivan
Franklin Dyall Franklin Dyall ... MacDonald of Keppoch - Morar
Guy Le Feuvre Guy Le Feuvre ... Cameron of Lochiel (as Guy Lefeuvre)
Edit

Storyline

In 1743, James Francis Edward, Prince of Wales, son of deposed King James II of England and Ireland and VII of Scotland decides he is too old to return to England to reclaim the English, Scottish and Irish crowns. Living in exile in continental Europe, he summons his son Prince Charles Edward Stuart to name him Prince Regent and entrust him with the task of reclaiming the crowns from the sitting monarch, King George II. During the succession debacle, the House of Stuart received the support of their Catholic subjects, while King George II of the House of Hanover had the support of the Protestants. Catholic France supported the House of Stuart's claim to the English, Scottish and Irish thrones. In 1745, Prince Charles Edward Stuart, affectionately known as Bonnie Prince Charlie and The Young Pretender, is finally sent to Scotland with French support to reclaim the throne from George II for the House of Stuart. With a warship and seven companions, Prince Charlie lands on a Scottish ... Written by nufs68

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

From the studios of Alexander Korda a $3,500,000 spectacle in Technicolor. See more »


Certificate:

Passed | See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

26 October 1948 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Anthony Kimmins' Production Bonnie Prince Charlie See more »

Edit

Box Office

Budget:

GBP600,000 (estimated)
See more on IMDbPro »

Company Credits

Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound System)

Color:

Color (Colour by) (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
See full technical specs »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

After the death of his first wife Primmie in an accidental fall, David Niven was desperate to quit Hollywood and return to his native England. He recorded an audition in full costume as a way of persuading Samuel Goldwyn to let him out of his contract and loan him to Alexander Korda. In later years, Niven said that Goldwyn had actually pressured him to make the film. See more »

Goofs

The character of Kinlochmoidart (Herbert Lomas) is listed in the final credits as Kinloch Moidart implying that is the character's given and family names. It is actually one word Kinlochmoidart. The correct name of the character is Donald MacDonald 4th Chief of the MacDonalds of Kinlochmoidart. Like other MacDonald chiefs, e.g. Sleat, Keppoch, Glengarry, Kinlochmoidart took his familiar name from the location of his clan. See more »

Alternate Versions

Some television prints are in black and white. See more »

Connections

Featured in Dream Me Up Scotty! (2013) See more »

Soundtracks

The Skye Boat Song
(uncredited)
Lyrics by Sir Harold Boulton, tune collected by Annie MacLeod (Lady Wilson)
Sung by a choir
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Neither dramatic nor good history-telling
31 October 1999 | by GlaschuSee all my reviews

It is difficult to imagine the producer choosing to run with such a poor script. The story of Bonnie Prince Charlie is well loved by so many and it deserved a good treatment. The script is uninteresting, the costumes are cheesy and the acting is bland, especially by David Niven as the Prince himself.

The story is not well put together. I barely knew I had witnessed the end of Culloden, one of Scotland's most famous battles and that the Prince has moved on to his flight into exile. The characters do not seem to be embodying their parts well. If you like battle re-enactments, it may be worth the checking out, but historical drama this is not (neither well-done history nor dramatic).


9 of 14 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 10 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page

Free Movies and TV Shows You Can Watch Now

On IMDb TV, you can catch Hollywood hits and popular TV series at no cost. Select any poster below to play the movie, totally free!

Browse free movies and TV series



Recently Viewed