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Rob Roy: The Highland Rogue (1953)

The wartime adventures of Scotish highland leader Rob Roy MacGregor during the reign of King George I in the 18th century.

Director:

Harold French

Writer:

Lawrence Edward Watkin (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Richard Todd ... Rob Roy MacGregor
Glynis Johns ... Helen Mary MacPherson MacGregor
James Robertson Justice ... John Campbell, Duke of Argyll
Michael Gough ... Duke of Montrose
Finlay Currie ... Hamish MacPherson
Jean Taylor Smith Jean Taylor Smith ... Lady Margaret Campbell MacGregor, of Glengyll
Geoffrey Keen ... Killearn
Archie Duncan Archie Duncan ... Dugal MacGregor
Russell Waters Russell Waters ... Hugh MacGregor
Marjorie Fielding Marjorie Fielding ... Maggie MacPherson
Eric Pohlmann ... King George I
Ina De La Haye ... Countess von Pahlen
Michael Goodliffe ... Robert Walpole
Martin Boddey ... General Cadogan
Ewen Solon ... Maj. Gen. Wightman
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Storyline

After the 1715 defeat of the clans, one of the highland leaders, Rob Roy MacGregor escapes, has lots of adventures, gets married, and eventually becomes enough of a nuisance to George I to be outlawed, and hunted by the English. Written by Kathy Li

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Every minute flames with furious action!


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Official Sites:

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Country:

UK

Language:

English | Scottish Gaelic

Release Date:

27 February 1954 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

Scotland, UK

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Budget:

$1,800,000 (estimated)
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound System)

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

This was the final Walt Disney Studios production to be shot at Elstree Studios in Hertfordshire, England. See more »

Goofs

Lady Margaret's wound seems to move. When first hit, she presses her hand to her ribs, but when hiding it, she smooths her shawl carefully over her breast. Her breathing difficulties suggest the wound is indeed in the chest. Helen seems to be looking towards her bosom when she notices it, but there is no visible blood. The most plausible in-universe explanation is that the ball glanced off her stays and went up into the breast, but it's more likely poor continuity combined with Disney/Hays Code coyness over chest-wounds in women. See more »

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Disney's Highland Fling
2 October 2011 | by bkoganbingSee all my reviews

The third and last of his British made films with Richard Todd is Rob Roy: The Highland Rogue. As per a Disney family audience it's a lot more upbeat than the Nineties version of this same tale that starred Liam Neeson.

It's after the 1715 uprising and James Robertson Justice as the Duke of Argyll wants to bring peace to Scotland as he's figured out the Stuarts ain't coming back. But his aide Lord Montrose has a wholly different agenda going and it involves a special if unspecified grudge he has against the MacGregor Clan as headed by Richard Todd.

Anyway in many attempts they just can't seem to capture Todd or intimidate the MacGregors. The Earl of Montrose is played by Michael Gough and his bloodthirsty aide is played with special relish by Geoffrey Keen.

Rob Roy is not quite up to the excellence of Robin Hood and The Sword and the Rose, but Richard Todd is earnest and athletic and every inch a Scottish hero. There was definitely a special eye for the customs and mores of Eighteenth Century Scotland in the making of Rob Roy. And it holds up well after over half a century.


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