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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)
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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)
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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

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

26 October 1948 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Anthony Kimmins' Production Bonnie Prince Charlie See more »

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Budget:

GBP600,000 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound System)

Color:

Color (Colour by) (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Lord George Murray was actually 26 years older than Prince Charles Edward Stuart. However Jack Hawkins was six months younger than David Niven. See more »

Goofs

When the Prince flees to Skye, "The Skye Boat Song" is heard in the background. This song was written in the 1880s, whereas the action of the film takes place in 1745-6. See more »

Alternate Versions

Cut to 118 minutes after its initial release. Many TV prints of "Bonnie Prince Charlie" run 100 minutes. See more »

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Soundtracks

Will Ye No Come Back Again?
(uncredited)
Traditional Scottish tune, lyrics by Lady Carolina Nairne
Sung by a choir
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Korda's Folly
11 December 2019 | by richardchattenSee all my reviews

Bizarrely this version shows us only the aftermath of Culloden, but anyone who has ever seen Peter Watkins' 1964 cinema-verite TV version will never forget Olivier Espitalier-Noel's callow, French-accented Bonnie Prince Charlie snootily looking on from horseback as the Jacobites are routed. He couldn't be further removed from David Niven's dashing Young Pretender in this monumental Technicolor folly, upon which the critics fell en masse following a long and troubled production.

You know what to expect after the first five minutes when lovely shots by the second unit of authentic highland heather is replaced by a fascinatingly unreal studio glen where Niven meets Morland Graham as Donald the Shepherd for the first time.

And so it continues for the next two hours as scenes between men in wigs huffing & puffing alternate with further phony-looking studio exteriors shot at Shepperton in which the clouds never move; relieved by very occasional (and brief) second unit footage actually shot in Scotland, and by a darting-eyed Charles Goldner as the relentless Captain Ferguson.


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